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The Politics of Securitization in Democratic Indonesia


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About this book


The book presents a novel analytical perspective on Indonesia’s security policies during its transition to democracy. Kunaiwan's analysis revolves around extraordinary measures and normal politics in response to the existential threat to the Indonesian state. This perspective is at the centre of the analysis which examines the process of securitization and desecuritization taken by the Indonesian government. This volume is essential reading for practitioners, students of Indonesian politics and researchers alike.


Indonesian Democratization Securitization theory Large-scale violent conflict Separatist movement Communal Conflict Indonesian government Desecuritization Security policies Democratic transition Martial Law Suharto Security turmoil Aceh Malaku Military Operation State of emergency Casual process tracing

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  1. 1.Department of International RelationsUniversity of IndonesiaJawa BaratIndonesia

About the authors

Yandry Kurniawan is a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia. His research interests include maritime security in East Asia, security cooperation and institution in Southeast Asia, and democratization and security in Indonesia.

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