Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Indonesia, by Jacques Bertrand
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- ISBN: 9780521524414 | 0521524415
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/12/2004
Since the end of Suharto's long authoritarian rule in 1998, there has been a dramatic increase in the rise of ethnic and religious conflict in Indonesia. Jacques Bertrand argues that these conflicts were the result of the constraints imposed by Suharto's regime, which left the country unprepared for political and social change. Consequently, the very definition of the Indonesian nation and what it means to be Indonesian has come under scrutiny. The book is a major contribution to the understanding of religious and ethnic conflict in a complex and often misunderstood arena.