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 future course. Providing an up-to-date overview, this volume explores 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.
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.
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