A Nation In Waiting: Indonesia's Search For Stability

Front Cover
Routledge, Feb 12, 2018 - Political Science - 548 pages
In A Nation in Waiting, Adam Schwarz spans a wide variety of issues of concern in today's Indonesia, providing a detailed view of one of the world's most populous, yet least-understood, nations. He chronicles the major economic and political changes recorded during former President Suharto's thirty-one-year tenure, and the present economic and political crisis. In this fully updated second edition, Schwarz analyzes the impact of Suharto's resignation on the political, economic, and social life of Indonesia.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Alhickey1 - LibraryThing

I have another copy in Bali. "When I arrived in Indonesia in 1987," writes journalist Adam Schwarz, "the last thing on my mind was to write a book about the place." A correspondent for the Far Eastern ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jrissman - LibraryThing

"A Nation in Waiting" (1994) by Adam Schwarz is a meticulously detailed account of the political history of Indonesia under Suharto. On the upside, Schwarz demonstrates great insight and careful ... Read full review


Introduction Map of Indonesia
Growing pains
Soeharto takes charge
The emerging tiger
The politics of making policy
The race that counts
Family rules
Coming in from the cold?
Social rights individual responsibilities
A democratic future?
The fall of Soeharto
Starting over

The little pebble that could

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2018)

Adam Schwarz

Bibliographic information