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Anomie and Violence: Non-truth and Reconciliation in Indonesian Peacebuilding

Braithwaite, John; Braithwaite, Valerie; Cookson, Michael; Dunn, Leah

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Indonesia suffered an explosion of religious violence, ethnic violence, separatist violence, terrorism, and violence by criminal gangs, the security forces and militias in the late 1990s and early 2000s. By 2002 Indonesia had the worst terrorism problem of any nation. All these forms of violence have now fallen dramatically. How was this accomplished? What drove the rise and the fall of violence? Anomie theory is deployed to explain these developments. Sudden institutional change at the time of...[Show more]; Indonesia suffered an explosion of religious violence, ethnic violence, separatist violence, terrorism, and violence by criminal gangs, the security forces and militias in the late 1990s and early 2000s. By 2002 Indonesia had the worst terrorism problem of any nation. All these forms of violence have now fallen dramatically. How was this accomplished? What drove the rise and the fall of violence? Anomie theory is deployed to explain these developments. Sudden institutional change at the time of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2010
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29522
DOI: 10.22459/AV.03.2010
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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