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On the horns of a dilemma: state, security and militancy in Indonesia

Carnegie, Paul J. (2017) On the horns of a dilemma: state, security and militancy in Indonesia. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. ISBN 9781137557681

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The acute threat predictions about militant Islamist ascendancy during the early 2000s in Indonesia largely failed to materialize, at least strategically. This chapter considers the ways in which Indonesia’s counter-terrorism policy responded to the threat. By drawing on work related to “social imaginary” and “reservoirs of violence, it argues that exclusive reliance on punitive action and hard tactics risks being counterproductive in the long run. “ This underscores the importance of various localized and nontraditional security responses for understanding how Indonesia contains such threats.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 22:46
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 20:35

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