Visibility as Threat: The Targeting of Micro-Sized Groups in Indonesia
Why do very small groups, like the Ahmadiyah sect in Indonesia, become targets of mobilization and repression? How do political entrepreneurs play a role in facilitating violence against such groups? What practical issues should we consider when conducting field research on contentious phenomena? In this episode, Prof. Jessica Soedirgo, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, joins Dr. Mai Van Tran, a postdoc at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, to discuss her book project on the constitutive threat of micro-sized groups. This topic has become increasingly important given the rising rate of persecution against marginalized religious groups around the world.
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