The Politics of Indonesia

Kingsbury, Damien 2002, The Politics of Indonesia, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic..

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Title The Politics of Indonesia
Author(s) Kingsbury, DamienORCID iD for Kingsbury, Damien
Publication date 2002
Total pages ix, 318 p.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of Publication South Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Politieke ontwikkeling. gtt
Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 1950-1966
Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 1966-1998
Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 1998-
Summary "Completely revised and updated, this new edition of The Politics of Indonesia is an engaging and accessible account of the main political issues and challenges confronting Indonesia as it moves forward into the twenty-first century. Since the forced resignation of Suharto as president in 1998, Indonesia has seemingly lurched from one crisis to the next: the country's first democratically elected president, Abdurrahman Wahid was ejected from government; the army has become politically active again; and militant Islamic politics and a chauvinistic nationalism have emerged as significant forces on the political landscape. Now, with the ascension of Megawati Sukarnoputri to the presidency, Damien Kingsbury looks in detail at her style of government and the fundamental issues and concerns facing Indonesia.
The biggest question facing this heterogeneous nation seems to be whether the Republic of Indonesia will be able to hold together or whether this unitary state was just a brief moment in post-colonial history." "This book is a valuable resource for students of Asian studies, politics, and related disciplines. Likewise, it remains essential reading for those wishing to travel or do business in Indonesia and for anyone living in the strategic shadow of this important, diverse, and fragile country."
Notes Contents: 1. Introduction -- 2. Traditional and Colonial Influences -- 3. From Independence to 1965 -- 4. The Rise of Suharto and After -- 5. The Rise and Fall of the Indonesian Economy -- 6. Signs of Division in Indonesian Domestic Politics -- 7. Political Opposition within Indonesia -- 8. The Role and Requirements of the Media -- 9. Assertions of Difference -- 10. Human Rights and the Law -- 11. Corruption -- 12. Endgame -- 13. The First Democratic President -- 14. The Recent Political Role of the Armed Forces -- Epilogue: The End of the Presidency of Abdurrahman Wahid.
ISBN 0195513479
Edition 2nd
Language eng
Field of Research 210302 Asian History
HERDC Research category A3 Revision/new edition
Copyright notice ©2002, Oxford University Press
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