Fragmentation in Indonesia is by far the most critical issue now facing the state. This book analyses social unrest, autonomy and separatism in the wake of the Indonesian economic crisis, placing them in the context of state evolution, and looking at the competing aims of economic and political globalization with local agendas. Topics covered include Indonesian nationalism in historical perspective, identity and the nation-state, NGO activism, and case-studies from Aceh, Papua, East Timor and Sumatra.
Damien Kingsbury is Senior Lecturer in International Development at Deaking University, Melbourne. Harry Aveling is Deputy Head of the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
'It is a rich source of material and questions that will enable the reader to at least think in an informed way about these issues.' - Journal of Asian Studies
'This is a very thought-provoking book, and it provides a vivid, if disturbing, portrait of a nation in transition and crisis.' - Journal of Asian Studies