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Author Suryana, A'an, author

Title The state and religious violence in Indonesia : minority faiths and vigilantism / A'an Suryana
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 165 pages)
Series Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; [6]
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 6
Contents Escalating Heresy Campaign against Ahmadiyah and Shi'a Communities -- State Official's Entanglement with Vigilante Groups -- The Judiciary and the Law -- Local Bureaucrats -- The President -- Conclusion : State Capacity and Communal Violence against Minority Faiths
Summary "This book analyses the response of the Indonesian state to violence against Ahmadiyah and Shi'a minority communities by foregrounding the close connections between state officials and vigilante groups, which influenced the way the post-Soeharto democratic Indonesian governments addressed the problem of violence against religious minorities. Arguing that the violence stemmed in part from the state officials' close connection with vigilante groups, and a general tendency for the authorities to forge mutual and material interests with such groups, the author demonstrates that vigilante groups were able to perpetrate violence against the minority congregations with a significant degree of impunity. While the Indonesian state has become far more democratic, accountable and decentralized since 1998, the violence against Ahmadiyah and Shi'a communities shows a state that is still unwilling in assisting or allowing minority groups to practice their religion. The research undertaken for this book draws upon a lengthy period of ethnographic fieldwork in the communities of West Java and East Java. Research material includes in-depth interviews with community and religious leaders, state officials and security forces, and other prominent politicians. A novel approach to the problem of Islam, violence and the state in Indonesia, the book will be of interest to researchers studying Southeast Asian Politics, Islam and Politics, Conflict Resolution, State and Violence, and Terrorism and Political Violence"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes A'an Suryana is a lecturer at the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP), Indonesia
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 09, 2019)
Subject Ahmadiyya -- Violence against -- Indonesia
Islam and politics -- Indonesia
Islam and state -- Indonesia
Religious minorities -- Violence against -- Indonesia
Shiites -- Violence against -- Indonesia
Islam and politics.
Islam and state.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019032633
ISBN 0429284721