Reorganising Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets

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Pub. Date: 2004-02-26
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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A new and distinctive analysis of the dramatic fall of Soeharto, the last of the great Cold-War capitalist dictators, and of the struggles that reshape the institutions and systems of power and wealth in Indonesia.

Author Biography

Richard Robison is Professor of Political economy at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands and was formerly Director of the Australian Research Council's Special Centre for the Study of Political and Economic Change in Asia at Murdoch University, Australia. Vedi R. Hadiz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore and was previously Research Fellow at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia.

Table of Contents

Series editors' prefacep. ix
Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Abbreviations and Glossaryp. xvii
Historical and theoretical frameworksp. 1
Introduction: Economic crisis and the paradoxes of transitionp. 3
Theories of change and the case of Indonesiap. 18
The genesis of oligarchy: Soeharto's New Order 1965-1982p. 40
The triumph of oligarchy 1982-1997p. 69
Hijacking the marketsp. 71
Capturing the political regimep. 103
Disorganising civil societyp. 120
The oligarchy in crisis 1997-1998p. 145
Economic catastrophep. 147
Political unravellingp. 164
Oligarchy reconstitutedp. 185
Reorganising economic powerp. 187
Reorganising political powerp. 223
Can oligarchy survive?p. 253
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 292
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