Building Democracy in Post-Conflict Aceh: Dynamics and Challenges
- 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.8How to use a DOI?
- post-conflict, election, democracy, peace-building
The Aceh conflict was settled through Helsinki Peace Agreement in August 2005. The implementation of local election, which is the very first step of democratization, right after the Agreement is generally considered as a strategic instrument for establishing a sustainable peace in the region. However, post-conflict election process can contribute to the promotion of sustainable peace, but it can also create an entry to emergence of conflicts and violence and generate new post-conflict tensions. Theoretically speaking, multiple factors are frequently related to the study of post-conflict democracy, covering institutional infrastructure and potential violence/conflict. The questions are: 1. how does post-conflict election in Aceh help build democracy?; and 2. to what extent is the institutional and social preparedness in the implementation of post-conflict election in Aceh?. Empirically, the data mainly indicate that diverse issues are closely entangled with the implementation of post-conflict election in Aceh, including governance, such as accountability, transparency, law enforcement and money politics, institutional infrastructure, capacity and integrity of election committee, including the unfairness and partiality of KIP, Panwas, PPK, PPS, KPPS and potential violence and intimidation. The data are primarily derived from interviews with diverse relevant stakeholders and secondary sources, including academic publications, governmental and public reports and documents and news papers.
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TY - CONF AU - Mohammad Hasan Ansori AU - Ms Rostineu PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Building Democracy in Post-Conflict Aceh: Dynamics and Challenges BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 38 EP - 42 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.8 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.8 ID - Ansori2017/11 ER -