Opposing Suharto: Compromise, Resistance, and Regime Change in Indonesia

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"Well written and documented."—Choice
“Aspinall’s work warrants praise by the academic community and is an important and timely contribution to the literature on democratization and Southeast Asia.”—History: Reviews of New Books
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Overview


"Well written and documented."—Choice
“Aspinall’s work warrants praise by the academic community and is an important and timely contribution to the literature on democratization and Southeast Asia.”—History: Reviews of New Books
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"Opposing Suharto should become the standard work on the last decade of the Suharto presidency."—Indonesia Journal

"Well written and documented."—Choice

"Aspinall's work warrants praise by the academic community and is an important and timely contribution to the literature on democratization and Southeast Asia."—History: Reviews of New Books

"This book contains the most comprehensive analysis available of political opposition in Indonesia during the long rule of Suharto. The book is impressive in that it deals with a wealth of data and complicated developments over a long period, and yet does so in a coherent and readable manner."—Pacific Affairs

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Meet the Author


Edward Aspinall is a Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University. He is the co-editor of The Last Days of President Suharto (1999).
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Table of Contents

1 Regime and opposition 1
2 Suharto's new order : origins and opening 20
3 Regime friction and elite dissidence 49
4 Proto-opposition : NGOs and the Legal Aid Institute 86
5 Student activism : from moral force to popular mobilization 116
6 Megawati Soekarnoputri and the PDI 145
7 Prelude to the fall : the 1996 crisis and its aftermath 177
8 The fall of Suharto 202
9 Indonesia's opposition and democratic transition in comparative perspective 239
10 Legacies of Suharto and his opposition 269
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