The first wave of Muslim-Christian violence in the province of Maluku in Eastern Indonesia broke out in 1999. Most of the 5,000-plus deaths occurred in and around the city of Ambon. In the analysis presented here, the conflict will be interpreted in anomie theory terms (Durkheim 1897; Merton 1949). Anomie is defined here as instability resulting from a breakdown of the regulatory order that secures norms.
|Title of host publication||Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why some subside and others don't|
|Editors||Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey and Anthony J Regan|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon and New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|