A Nation In Waiting: Indonesia's Search For Stability

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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.

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"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

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If you only read one book about 20th century Indonesia, make sure it is A Nation in Waiting. The political landscape has suffered an earthquake since the book was written (even since it was updated ... 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

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