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Book presentation | Authoritarian modernization in Indonesia’s early independence period (1950-1965) | Farabi Fakih

15/10/2020 @ 15:30 - 17:00

In Authoritarian modernization in Indonesia’s early independence period, Farabi Fakih offers a historical analysis of the foundational years leading to Indonesia’s New Order state (1966-1998) during the early independence period. The study looks into the structural and ideological state formation during the so-called Liberal Democracy (1950-1957) and Sukarno’s Guided Democracy (1957-1965). In particular, it analyses how the international technical aid network and the dominant managerialist ideology of the period legitimized a new managerial elite. The book discusses the development of managerial education in the civil and military sectors in Indonesia. The study gives a strongly backed argument that Sukarno’s constitutional reform during the Guided Democracy period inadvertently provided a strong managerial blueprint for the New Order developmentalist state.

Farabi Fakih is a lecturer at the Department of History, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His main research interests are in the history of the Indonesian state and urban history. He is currently working on a project of knowledge decolonization in relation to business in Indonesia. He obtained his PhD from the History Department of Leiden University.

Farabi Fakih (UGM, author), David Kloos (KITLV, chair) and David Henley (Leiden University, discussant).

Please register if you wish to join this online book presentation by sending an email to [email protected]. You will receive an invitation to participate in a Zoom meeting by email.

The book presentation starts at 3.30 PM (Central European Standard Time (GMT + 1). A live stream of this presentation will also be viewable on the KITLV facebook page.

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The book is Open Access available. 
Cover book.


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