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.

chapter |8 pages


ByDamien Kingsbury, Harry Aveling

part |87 pages

Themes and issues

chapter |17 pages

Nation versus state in Indonesia

ByRuth McVey

chapter |17 pages

Forming nations

Beyond Western-centrism
ByPaul James

chapter |19 pages

The state and status of the nation

A historical viewpoint
ByAnn Kumar

chapter |11 pages

Conflict management in post-authoritarian Indonesia

Federalism, autonomy and the dilemma of democratisation 1
ByRizal Sukma

chapter |21 pages

Indonesian decentralization

Local autonomy, trade barriers and discrimination
ByDavid Ray, Gary Goodpaster

part |104 pages

The regions

chapter |16 pages

Diversity in unity

ByDamien Kingsbury

chapter |13 pages

Papua and Indonesia

Where contending nationalisms meet
ByRichard Chauvel

chapter |20 pages

Modernity, history and ethnicity

Indonesian and Acehnese nationalism in conflict 1
ByEdward Aspinall

chapter |9 pages

Aceh in post-Suharto Indonesia

Protracted conflict amid democratisation 1
ByRizal Sukma

chapter |20 pages

The struggle for political reform in South Sumatra

ByElizabeth Collins

chapter |12 pages

The first year of local autonomy

The case of West Sumatra
ByIsmet Fanany

chapter |12 pages

Resisting the mainland

The formation of the province of the Bangka-Belitung (Babel)
ByMinako Sakai