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The politics of Indonesia /
Damien Kingsbury.
imprint
Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
description
ix, 286 p. : map ; 21 cm.
ISBN
019550626X
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imprint
Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
isbn
019550626X
catalogue key
2264374
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-274) and index.
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'Kingsbury has produced a book which can now be referenced for historicaldetail regarding the final days of Suharto's reign, as well as for contemporaryanalysis of politics in Indonesia ... Kingsbury provides some new insight andexciting investigation. (...) As an introduction to the institutions,characters, ideologies and methods that influence politics in Indonesia this isa comprehensive and very accessible book. For those more familiar withIndonesian politics, it is probably the first attempt to capture the period ofgreatest political upheaval in Indonesia for 30 years and therefore providesvaluable insight into who the major players were during those last months andweeks.'Jemma Purdey, University of Melbourne, ? jrnl?
'Kingsbury has produced a book which can now be referenced for historical detail regarding the final days of Suharto's reign, as well as for contemporary analysis of politics in Indonesia ... Kingsbury provides some new insight and exciting investigation. (...) As an introduction to theinstitutions, characters, ideologies and methods that influence politics in Indonesia this is a comprehensive and very accessible book. For those more familiar with Indonesian politics, it is probably the first attempt to capture the period of greatest political upheaval in Indonesia for 30 yearsand therefore provides valuable insight into who the major players were during those last months and weeks.'Jemma Purdey, University of Melbourne, ? jrnl?
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Summaries
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Resource of students of Asian studies and those who travel and do business in Indonesia. Gives an overview of Indonesia's main political issues, themes and institutions. Discusses traditional cultural and political influences and traces Indonesia's development through the colonial era to its emergence as an independence state and the rise and fall of Suharto. Also examines topics such as the role of the armed forces, human rights and national unity. Includes references and an index. The author is executive officer of the Monash Asia Institute.
Long Description
Indonesian political life encompasses power plays; making and winning fabulous fortunes; loyalty and betrayal; jealousy and intrigue; and violence both symbolic and real. Charting the rise--and fall-- of President Suharto, this book provides an up-to-date overview of such contentious issues as the political role of the armed forces, corruption, human rights, economic development, and national unity. Based on interviews and conversations with insiders, this book is the most accessible and up-to-date account available of the political history and prospects of the world's largest Muslim nation.
Table of Contents
Preface
Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Traditional and Colonial Influencesp. 17
From Independence to 1965p. 39
The New Order Seizes Powerp. 57
State-Building, Black Gold, and Economic Achievementp. 77
Signs of Division in Indonesian Domestic Politicsp. 99
Political Opposition within Indonesiap. 127
The Role and Requirements of the Mediap. 147
Unity in Diversity?p. 163
Human Rights, ABRI, and the Lawp. 176
Corruption and the First Familyp. 198
Competing Influencesp. 219
Looking Ahead: 1998 and Beyondp. 240
Epilogue: The Fall of Suhartop. 250
A Review of the Literaturep. 256
Referencesp. 264
Indexp. 275
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