Post-Soeharto Indonesia : Renewal or chaos?

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Indonesia’s economy has been ravaged by the Asian economic crisis. Its leader for 32 years, President Soeharto, was forced from office in May 1998 amidst rioting and student demonstrations. This book examines the political and economic trends which are shaping Indonesia’s future. The contributors are leading politicians, business people, academics and international journalists with an intimate knowledge of Indonesia. CONTENTS: Geoff Forrester: Introduction/ John McBeth: Political update/ Dewi Fortuna Anwar: The Habibie presidency/ J. Kristiadi: The future role of ABRI in politics/ Patrick Walters: The Indonesian armed forces in the post-Soeharto era/ Marcus Mietzner: From Soeharto to Habibie; The Indonesian armed forces and political Islam during the transition/ Kevin Evans: Economic update/ Sofyan Wanandi: The post-Soeharto business environment/ Richard Borsuk: Reforming business in Indonesia/ J. Soedradjad Djiwandono: The Rupiah one year after its float/ Asep Suryahadi: The economic crisis; Effects and policy framework for its solution/ Loekman Soetrisno: Current social and political conditions of rural Indonesia/ Hendro Sangkoyo: Limits to order; The internal logic of instability in the post-Soeharto era/ Jamhari: Islamic political parties: threats or prospects?/ Jamie Mackie: Tackling ‘the Chinese problem’/ Amien Rais: Islam and politics in contemporary Indonesia/ Laksamana Sukardi: Indonesia’s future/Franz Magnis-Suseno: Langsir Keprabon: New Order leadership, Javanese culture and the prospects for democracy in Indonesia. co-published with ISEAS

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