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A region in dispute: racialized anticommunism and Manila's role in the origins of Konfrontasi, 1961-63

Scalice, Joseph (2023) A region in dispute: racialized anticommunism and Manila's role in the origins of Konfrontasi, 1961-63. Modern Asian Studies, 57 (3). 1004 - 1026. ISSN 0026-749X

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0026749X22000397

Abstract

Prior scholarship has treated the Philippines as an outside party to the conflict over the formation of Malaysia, known as Konfrontasi, which has been dealt with as a dispute between Malaysia and Indonesia. This article demonstrates the centrality of the Macapagal administration to the origins of Konfrontasi. Treating Manila as a core actor gives new insight into Konfrontasi, which can be best understood as a regional conflict over the racial and social shape of island Southeast Asia in the final stages of decolonization. Racialized anticommunism, expressed through the forcible redivision of the region to ensure social stability, emerges as the preoccupation of all the state actors promoting and opposing the formation of Malaysia. At the same time, an examination of developments in the Philippines and the actions of the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP) gives new insight into the critical function of the Partai Komunis Indonesia (PKI) in this affair.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/modern-asi...
Additional Information: © The Author(s), 2022.
Divisions: Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 03 May 2023 15:30
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2024 17:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118781

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