Beyond Control: Militias as Inherent Part of the National Security Policy in Indonesia

Cover: Sicherheit und Frieden 33 (4)

Cover: Sicherheit und Frieden 33 (4)

Deniz Kocak – 2015

This article approaches the issue of militias as barely regulated actors in the provision of security, and the challenge of containing them in the context of security sector reform in Indonesia. Since independence, militias played a pivotal role in representing the central state in areas of limited statehood and hence in the Indonesian state-building process. In cooperation with the military and police, militias were deployed to maintain the political status quo. Even after Suharto’s resignation and the onset of political reforms as part of reformasi, militias continued to act as an unregulated instrument to assert not only state control but to serve particular interests as well.

Titel
Beyond Control: Militias as Inherent Part of the National Security Policy in Indonesia
Verfasser
Verlag
Nomos
Ort
Baden-Baden
Schlagwörter
Teilprojekt C6
Datum
2015
Kennung
ISSN 0175-274S
Erschienen in
Sicherheit und Frieden 33 (4), 212-217.
Sprache
eng
Art
Text