Power Politics and the Indonesian Military / Edition 1

Power Politics and the Indonesian Military / Edition 1

by Damien Kingsbury
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041529729X

ISBN-13: 9780415297295

Pub. Date: 07/18/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Throughout the postwar history of Indonesia, the military have played a key role in the politics of the country and in imposing unity on a fragmentary state. The collapse of the authoritarian New Order government of
President Suharto weakened the state and the armed forces briefly lost their grip on control of the archipelago. However, under President Megawati,

Overview

Throughout the postwar history of Indonesia, the military have played a key role in the politics of the country and in imposing unity on a fragmentary state. The collapse of the authoritarian New Order government of
President Suharto weakened the state and the armed forces briefly lost their grip on control of the archipelago. However, under President Megawati, the military has again begun to assert itself, and re-impose its heavy hand on control of the state, most notably in the fracturing outer provinces. Based on extensive original research, this book examines the role of the military in Indonesian politics. It looks at the role of the military historically,
examines the different ways it is involved in politics, and considers how the role of the military might develop in what is still an uncertain future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415297295
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/18/2003
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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