Indonesia / Edition 1

Indonesia / Edition 1

by John Bresnan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742540111

ISBN-13: 9780742540118

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Indonesia is in the midst of an epic transition as it moves from decades of authoritarian government to a new era of democratic opening, from years of secular government to a time of struggle over the role of Islam in public life, and from the breakdown of a 'miracle' economy to a search for resilience in the face of global forces. In this timely work, leading

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Indonesia is in the midst of an epic transition as it moves from decades of authoritarian government to a new era of democratic opening, from years of secular government to a time of struggle over the role of Islam in public life, and from the breakdown of a 'miracle' economy to a search for resilience in the face of global forces. In this timely work, leading scholars analyze the causes of the social, political, and economic crises that erupted in Indonesia in the late 1990s, the responses of the elite and civil society, and the prospects for continuing reform. In the process, they explore such issues as the relevance of the nation-state in an age of globalization, the role of Islam in politics and violence, the strengths and weaknesses of a negotiated route to democratic governance, the relationship of corruption and structural reform to economic growth, and the prospects for stability in Southeast Asia. The first book to grapple with the scale and complexity of this historic transition, this work offers a clear and compelling introduction to the Indonesian experience for students with an interest in the problems of post-colonial states, to scholars in comparative Asian studies, and to anyone seeking a serious yet accessible introduction to the world's largest Islamic democracy. A Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742540118
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia Un Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is Indonesia? Chapter 2 Social Legacies and Possible Futures Chapter 3 Politics: From Endurance to Evolution Chapter 4 Economic Recovery and Reform Chapter 5 Indonesia and the World

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