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.
Table of Contents
* Growing Pains * Soeharto Takes Charge * The Emerging Tiger * The Politics of Making Policy * The Race That Counts * Family Rules * Islam: Coming in from the Cold? * East Timor: The Little Pebble That Could * Social Rights, Individual Responsibilities * A Democratic Future? * The Fall of Soeharto * Starting Over