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dc.contributor.author Ferrer, Miriam Coronel
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-05T09:32:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-05T09:32:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2001
dc.date.issued 2009-02-05T09:32:34Z
dc.identifier.citation Ferrer, M. C. (2001). Framework for autonomy in Southeast Asia's plural societies. (RSIS Working Paper, No. 13). Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/4412
dc.description.abstract Perhaps drawing inspiration from the success of East Timnor in separating from Indonesia, post-Cold War Southeast Asia faces a resurgence of ethnic strife. Ethnic mobilization, with its threat to the integrity of the nation-states as presently constructed, is thus emering as a key security issue for these states and the region. This study developed a framework for autonomy that can be useful to nation-states confronted with this problem. The elements of the framework were extracted from a survey of contemporary ethnic mobilization in four Southeast Asian countries - namely, in Southern Philippines, Southern Thailand, Aceh in Indonesia and Burma - and corresponding governmental responses. The scheme effectively illustrates how the nation-state territory can be preserved which sovereignty is diffused or devolved through various measures, including spatial arrangements that can maximize the criteria of distinctiveness and efficiency; and assuasive and corrective mechanisms, with their respective upward and downward streams, that respond to and find a balance among conflicting needs and interests.
dc.format.extent 37 p.
dc.relation.ispartofseries RSIS Working Papers ; 013/01
dc.rights Nanyang Technological University
dc.subject DRNTU::Social sciences::Military and naval science::Strategy::Asia
dc.title Framework for autonomy in Southeast Asia's plural societies
dc.type Working Paper
dc.contributor.school S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

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