Aceh: Peran Demokrasi Bagi Perdamaian dan Rekonstruksi
Topic: Power, Welfare, and Democracy
Writers: Olle Tornquist, Stanley Adi Prasetyo, Teresa Birks
Editors: Longgina Novadona Bayo
When the Tsunami at the end of December 2004 exacerbated the civil war in Sri Lanka, Aceh actually experienced an extraordinary transition from a situation of conflict and disaster towards peace. The province on the tip of Sumatra Island, which has been trying to separate itself from Indonesia for decades, is now starting a new era in development. The interesting thing, as explained in this book, is that this miracle was made possible by the process of democratization. For the first time, the combination of international intervention and agreement at the local level finally paid off. Why did it happen? How can this process take place? In this book, senior scientists and experienced researchers attempt to provide answers to these questions.