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Transnational macro-narrative descendancy in violent conflict: a case study of the Mujahidin Indonesia Timur in central Sulawesi

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posted on 2022-03-28, 12:10 authored by Andrew D. Henshaw
This thesis investigates transnational macro-narrative descendancy in violent conflicts and identifies enabling dynamics that facilitate re-framing. To date there has been little focus on actual re-framing processes involved, explicitly narrative descendancy, bridging, resonance building or grafting, representing a critical knowledge gap. This thesis first reviews relevant literature on constructivism and rational choice theory and tests the findings against an empirical case study in central Sulawesi. The findings demonstrate that a mixture of approaches is present, though this is likely due to a range of dynamics unique to the conflict itself. The results have high relevance for policy makers and academics across security and conflict disciplines.


Table of Contents

Introduction -- Chapter One. Constructivism theory -- Chapter Two. The relevance of literature of rational choice theory -- Chapter Three. Empirical case study : The Mujahidin Indonesia (MIT) and central Sulawesi -- Chapter Four. MIT narrative descendancy in central Sulawesi : a mixture of approaches -- Chapter Five. Conclusions.


Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 71-101

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes


MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Department, Centre or School

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Adam Lockyer


Copyright Andrew D. Henshaw 2015. Copyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au






1 online resource (101 pages) illistrations (some colour), colour maps

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mq:44725 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1071660