Securitization and Desecuritization Dynamics in the Aceh Separatist Movement



In this chapter, I examine the case of Aceh during Indonesia’s democratic transition to explore how the dynamics of securitization and desecuritization occurred in the face of the separatist movement. This conflict was the longest separatist movement in the history of independent Indonesia. Altogether, the Acehnese liberation struggle lasted for forty years. In terms of fatalities, the case of Aceh demonstrated a high level of violence; during the whole period, between 10,000 and 30,000 people were killed (Crisis Management Initiative 2012: 9; Amnesty International 2013: 9; Pergub Aceh No. 70/2012: 62).


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  1. 1.Department of International RelationsUniversity of IndonesiaJawa BaratIndonesia

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