The Politics of Indonesia

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Political Science - 383 pages
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The Politics of Indonesia is the only book to provide a complete analysis of Indonesian politics, from the declaration of independence until the election of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in late 2004. The book examines the underlying themes and tensions that affect Indonesian politics, from the dichotomy between the small wealthy elite and the poverty in which most of the population live to the system of corruption and patronage within which the political system and armed forces operate. Analyzing the role and impact of the military, separatism, the media, law, and the economy on Indonesia, this book provides a topical and thought-provoking guide to one of the regions most populous countries, and the largest predominantly Muslim country in the world.

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Damien Kingsbury is Senior Lecturer in International Development at Deakin University, Victoria where he focuses on political development in South East Asia generally and Indonesia in particular.

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