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The state and religious violence in Indonesia : minority faiths and vigilantism / A'an Suryana.

Author/Creator:
Suryana, A'an, author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series:
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series
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Subjects:
Religious minorities -- Violence against -- Indonesia.
Ahmadiyya -- Violence against -- Indonesia.
Shiites -- Violence against -- Indonesia.
Islam and state -- Indonesia.
Islam and politics -- Indonesia.
Islam and politics.
Islam and state.
Indonesia.
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Suryana, A'an. The state and religious violence in Indonesia.
ISBN:
9780367248574
0367248573
9780429284724
9781000596793
9781000601640
9781000606492
OCLC:
1110672201