Indonesia Today: Challenges of History

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If history can offer a guide to the future, the turn of the century and the crossroads of reformasi presents a timely juncture for examining Indonesia's political, economic, and social history—both to evaluate current events and to chart the country's course. Indonesia Today provides an up-to-date overview of economic and political developments in the country. The contributors explore events, processes, and themes in contemporary Indonesia—including the evolution of political institutions and democracy, economic ...
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Overview

If history can offer a guide to the future, the turn of the century and the crossroads of reformasi presents a timely juncture for examining Indonesia's political, economic, and social history—both to evaluate current events and to chart the country's course. Indonesia Today provides an up-to-date overview of economic and political developments in the country. The contributors explore events, processes, and themes in contemporary Indonesia—including the evolution of political institutions and democracy, economic development and political economy, religious and social movements, political ideology, and the role of the armed forces. By holding a mirror to historical events, the authors add a rich dimension to our understanding of Indonesia and its problems, free from the exigencies of the present and the prejudices of the past.

Contributions by: Greg Barton, Kelly Bird, Susan Blackburn, David Bourchier, Richard Chauvel, Robert Cribb, Howard Dick, Robert Elson, Pierre van der Eng, Greg Fealy, Wihana Kirana Jaya, Philip Kitley, John Legge, Tim Lindsey, Grayson J. Lloyd, Angus McIntyre, Marcus Mietzner, Goenawan Mohamad, M. C. Ricklefs, Shannon L. Smith, Atmadji Sumarkidjo, Adrian Vickers, and Thee Kian Wie

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Editorial Reviews

Asian-Pacific Economic Literature - Muhammad Chatib Basri
Bresnan raises a very important question: will the new generation of Indonesian leaders include men and women capable of turning such challenges into opportunities to improve the working of the state and the welfare of society?
School Of Oriental and African Studies
This extremely well-edited book . . . remains highly important. It is well organized, contains a good glossary, a combined bibliography for all twenty-five chapters, an excellent index, and a wealth of useful tables and figures.
Asian-Pacific Economic Literature
Bresnan raises a very important question: will the new generation of Indonesian leaders include mean and women capabale of turning such challenges into opporunities to improve the working of the state and the welfare of society?
— Muhammad Chatib Basri, University of Indonesia
Asian Affairs
Valuable collection of essays.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742517622
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2002
  • Series: Indonesia Assessment Series
  • Edition number: 384
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Grayson J. Lloyd is a PhD candidate at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. Shannon L. Smith is an observer with Indonesian Political and Economic Affairs, Canberra.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Thoughts on Indonesian History
Grayson J. Lloyd and Shannon L. Smith
Chapter 2: The Contingent and the Unforeseen
John Legge
Part I: Recent Developments
Chapter 3: Abdurrahman's Indonesia: Political Conflict and Institutional Crisis
Marcus Mietzner
Chapter 4: The Economy in 2000: Still Flat on Its Back?
Kelly Bird
Part II: Political History
Chapter 5: Brief Reflections on Indonesian Political history
Robert Elson
Chapter 6: The New Order: Keeping up Appearances
Adrian Vickers
Chapter 7: Middle Way Leadership in Indonesia: Sukarno and Abdurrahman Wahid Compared
Angus McIntyre
Chapter 8: Parties and Parliament: Serving Whose Interests?
Greg Fealy
Chapter 9: Conservative Political Ideology in Indonesia: A Fourth Wave?
David Bourchier
Chapter 10: Remembering the Left
Goenawan Mohamad
Chapter 11: The Rise and Fall of the Generals: The Indonesian Military at a Crossroads
Atmadi Sumarkidjo
Chapter 12: The Changing Dynamics of Regional Resistance in Indonesia
Richard Chauvel
Part III: Economic History
Chapter 13: Brief Reflections on Indonesian Economic History
Howard Dick
Chapter 14: Reflections on the New Order "Miracle"
Thee Kian Wie
Chapter 15: Indonesia's Economy and Standard of Living in the 20th Century
Pierre van der Eng
Chapter 16: The Challenge of Sustainable Development: Economic, Institutional, and Political Interactions, 1900–2000
Howard Dick
Chapter 17: The Latest Crisis of Regional Autonomy in Historical Perspective
Wihana Kirana Jaya and Howard Dick
Part IV: Social History
Chapter 18: Brief Reflections on Indonesian Social History
Robert Cribb
Chapter 19: Indonesian Views of the Future
M. C. Ricklefs
Chapter 20: The Prospects for Islam
Greg Barton
Chapter 21: After the Bans: Modeling Indonesian Communications for the Future
Philip Kitley
Chapter 22: Gender Relations in Indonesia: What Women Want
Susan Blackburn
Chapter 23: The Criminal State: Premanisme and the New Indonesia
Tim Lindsey
Chapter 24: Independence for Java? New National Projects for an Old Empire
Robert Cribb
Part V: Looking Forward
Chapter 25: Indonesia's History Unfolding
Grayson J. Lloyd and Shannon L. Smith
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2003

    A response to the 'official' review

    A good primer on Indonesian history, which accomplishes what most compilations accomplish. That is, it gives an excellent synopsis of the flow of recent Indonesian history with a good deal of scholarly research. While most academics will not agree with some of the conclusions of the book, as evidenced by the 'official' review on this site, the book is an excellent reference to the cursory and serious student of Indonesian history.

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