Resources, Realpolitik, and Rebellion: Rethinking Grievance in Aceh, Indonesia

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Title:
Resources, Realpolitik, and Rebellion: Rethinking Grievance in Aceh, Indonesia
Author:
Holst, Joshua
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This paper engages operationalized discourses from economics and political science on resources and conflict using anthropological theory and ethnographic techniques. Current trends among civil war scholars locate grievances as ubiquitous constructs or rhetorical tools, irrelevant in causal analysis. This de-emphasis generates an unsavory menu of options for governments seeking to eliminate domestic conflict in resource-rich regions rationalizing grievance-generating human rights abuses.In "developing" resource-rich regions the historical trajectory of indigenous populations is placed in conflict with a development agenda that serves state interests. Grievances are central to the conflict over identity within the affected communities in a struggle for national affiliation or disaffiliation. In the absence of a pluralistic political system grievance-motivated political imperatives combine with political isolation to generate political unrest. As grievances are central to understanding cultural change and social unrest, pluralistic institutions and human rights protections have "realpolitikal" value in securing stability in resource-rich regions.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
political ecology; globalization; conflict; civil war; development
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Baro, Mamadou
Committee Chair:
Baro, Mamadou

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleResources, Realpolitik, and Rebellion: Rethinking Grievance in Aceh, Indonesiaen_US
dc.creatorHolst, Joshuaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolst, Joshuaen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper engages operationalized discourses from economics and political science on resources and conflict using anthropological theory and ethnographic techniques. Current trends among civil war scholars locate grievances as ubiquitous constructs or rhetorical tools, irrelevant in causal analysis. This de-emphasis generates an unsavory menu of options for governments seeking to eliminate domestic conflict in resource-rich regions rationalizing grievance-generating human rights abuses.In "developing" resource-rich regions the historical trajectory of indigenous populations is placed in conflict with a development agenda that serves state interests. Grievances are central to the conflict over identity within the affected communities in a struggle for national affiliation or disaffiliation. In the absence of a pluralistic political system grievance-motivated political imperatives combine with political isolation to generate political unrest. As grievances are central to understanding cultural change and social unrest, pluralistic institutions and human rights protections have "realpolitikal" value in securing stability in resource-rich regions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectpolitical ecologyen_US
dc.subjectglobalizationen_US
dc.subjectconflicten_US
dc.subjectcivil waren_US
dc.subjectdevelopmenten_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBaro, Mamadouen_US
dc.contributor.chairBaro, Mamadouen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2764en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749796en_US
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