The project explores the links between religious movements and violence in the context of a weakened state. This post-doc project centers on the faith-based 'security' groups that have emerged among Sasak Muslims and Balinese Hindus on the island of Lombok in the post-New Order 'reformation' era. The project examines the alternative notions of 'justice', 'security' and 'order' being developed within these vigorous social movements. The project aims to advance knowledge of the structural conditions (local, national, global) which have lead religious actors and movements to assume classical functions of statecraft, thereby challenging the state's monopoly on the legitimate deployment of violence.


Politics of Faith

Jan 2006 - Dec 2016

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