Indonesia enters the new millennium at a time of transition. It has experienced several crises - in particular the economic crisis of 1997-98, a severe intensification of its environmental degradation, and more recently the East Timor crisis, the ongoing Aceh demand for independence, the change of government from the autocratic Soeharto regime to one democratically elected and under the leadership of President Abdurrahman Wahid, and the outbreak of a number of violent communal conflicts. These crises were separate but have interlinked social and political dynamics. This major volume is the first wide-ranging analysis of recent developments. It analyses the social and political dimensions of reformation: poverty and income, environment and livelihood, civil society and legal institutions, and Islam and politics. Contributors include Indonesian and Australian scholars from a range of social science disciplines.
Chris Manning is head of the Indonesia Project, Division of Economics and Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management, The Australian National University. Peter van Diermen is a lecturer in the Department of Geography, The Australian National University.
* Opening Address: Professor Jamie Mackie*1. Introduction - Chris Manning and Peter van Diermen * Part I: Recent Developments *2. Habibie's Interregnum - David Bourchier*3. The 1999 General Assembly - Marcus Mietzner*4. The Indonesian Economy in 1999 - Djisman S. Simanjuntak* Some Comments on the Indonesian Economy - Colin Johnson* Part II: East Timor and Indonesia-Australia Relations* Introduction: Ross Garnaut*5. East Timor - Bob Lowry*6. Observations of One Observer in East Timor - James J. Fox*7. Indonesia as Australia's Neighbour - Hadi Soesastro*8. The Sharp Deterioration in Relations Between Indonesia and Australia - by Nancy Viviani* Part III: Social Dimensions of Reformasi and Crisis* Poverty and Income* Introduction - Chris Manning*9. The Impact of the Indonesian Crisis on Welfare - Anne Booth*10. The Effect of the Economic Crisis on Working Children in West Java - Joan Hardjono*11. Small Firm Development During Good Times and Bad - Henry Sandee, Roos Kities Andadari and Sri Sulandjari* Environment and Livelihood* Introduction - Jim Fox*12. The Evolution of the Environment Movement - Sarwono Kusumaatmadja*13. The Role of Community Groups in the Environmental Movement - Aristides Katoppo*14. Agrarian Reform in the Era Reformasi in Indonesia - Anton Lucas and Carol Warren*15. Rural Livelihoods and the Environment in a Time of Uncertainty - Leslie Potter* Civil Society and Legal Institutions* Introduction - Kathy Robinson and Daniel Fitzpatrick*16. The Problem of Creating Democratic Institutions - Nursyahbani Katyasungkana S.H.*17. Legal Reform and Challenges in Indonesia - Adi Andojo Soetjipto*18. Corruption as a Rationale Response and the Failure of Reformasi Hukum - Tim Lindsey*19. Indonesian Corporate Governance - Daniel Fitzpatrick* Islam and Politics* Introduction - Virginia Hooker*20. The Islamic Factor in Post-Soeharto Indonesia - Azyumardi Azra*21. Contested Visions of State and Society in Indonesian Islam - Suzaina Kadir*22. Islamic Reaction to a Female President - Bernherd Platzdasch
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