Judul Buku : Verandah Of Violence; The background to the Aceh problem
Editor : Anthony Reid
Penerbit : Singapore University Press
Tebal Halaman : 397 hlm
Tahun Terbit : 2006
ISBN : 9971-69-331-3
Sinopsis : IN INDONESIAS WESTERNMOST province of Aceh, the democratisation process that began in Indonesia in 1998 encouraged the overt expression of regionalist sentiment and resentment of the military. The surprising extent of both made Aceh, home to a long- standing independence movement, the next potential candidate after East Timor to break away from Indonesia, and led to harsh repressive measure by the military.
The Tsunami of December 2004 brought incalculable destruction and loss to Aceh. At the same time, it brought international sympathy and aid on an unprecedented scale, along with new pressures for peace. In August 2005 Indonesia and Aceh signed a peace agreement designed to put an end to the conflict.
This book offters a guide to the complexities of modern Aceh as it moves toward peace and reconstruction. The balanced coverage by leading authorities, historians and political scientist as well as journalists, probes the conflict that has pitted Aceh against Jakarta. It shows why tha Acehnese entered the Indonesian republic in 1945 with an unparalleled determination to resist outside domination, and how these attitudes have shaped Acehs relations with Indonesia.