Routine Violence in Java, Indonesia: Neo-Malthusian and Social Justice Perspectives

  • Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin
  • Anis Chowdhury
  • Syed Mansoob Murshed
Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 8)


This chapter examines the role of population pressure and inequality and their possible joint effects on routine violence across districts in Java. It looks at violence from the perspectives of neo-Malthusian and social justice. These issues are highly relevant for Java. Inhabited by 128 million people, it is the most populous island on earth and the most densely populated island in Indonesia, making it classically Malthusian. Furthermore, the effects of global climate change (e.g. of rising sea level) and environmental degradations are likely to deepen the Malthusian scenario for Java.


Gross Domestic Product Income Inequality High Population Density Gini Coefficient Population Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin
    • 1
  • Anis Chowdhury
    • 2
  • Syed Mansoob Murshed
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of Western SydneyPenrithAustralia
  2. 2.School of Economics & FinanceUniversity of Western SydneyPenrith South DCAustralia
  3. 3.Institute of Social Studies (ISS)The HagueThe Netherlands
  4. 4.The Birmingham Business SchoolUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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