Rebellion and Reform in Indonesia

Jakarta's security and autonomy polices in Aceh

By Michelle Ann Miller

© 2008 – Routledge

224 pages

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About the Book

Armed separatist movements in Papua, East Timor and Aceh have been a serious problem for Indonesia's central government. This book examines the policies of successive Indonesian governments to contain secessionist forces, focusing in particular on Jakarta's response towards the armed separatist movement in Aceh. Unlike other studies of separatism in Indonesia, this book concentrates on the responses of the central government rather than looking only at the separatist forces. It shows how successive governments have tried a wide range of approaches including military repression, offers of autonomy, peace talks and a combination of these. It discusses the lessons that have been learned from these different approaches and analyzes the impact of the tsunami, including the successful accommodation of former rebels within an Indonesian devolved state structure and the expanding implementation of Islamic law.

Table of Contents

Administrative Map of Aceh 1. Introduction Part 1: Bacharuddin Yusuf Habibie 2. New Regime, New Security Strategy? 3. Decentralization: An Exclusive Affair Part 2: Abdurrahman Wahid 4. Persuasion and Repression 5. Search for a Special Autonomy Solution Part 3: Megawati Sukarnoputri 6. An Authoritarian Past Revisited 7. The NAD law: Reasons for its Failure Part 4: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono 8. Waves of Reform 9. A Rebel Government 10. Conclusion

About the Author

Michelle Ann Miller is a postdoctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. She previously taught at Charles Darwin University and Deakin University. Her research interests include Indonesian/South-East Asian politics, political development, decentralization, democratization, security sector reform, state and nation-building, capacity-building, and civil and political rights.

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Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Southeast Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL009000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POL020000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / State & Provincial
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General