Using an exhaustive selection of primary sources, this book presents a rich and textured picture of Indonesian politics and society from 1965 to the dramatic changes which have taken place in recent years. Providing a complete portrait of the Indonesian political landscape, this authoritative reader is an essential resource in understanding the history and contradictions of the New Order, current social and political conditions and the road ahead.
This is a book that will become a classic, not only for those whose interests lie in Indonesian politics but for those with broader and comparative interests in the political dynamics of change. Bourchier and Hadiz are able to draw out those statements, quotes and documents that capture the pivotal struggles and issues of Suharto's New Order. They present us with a rich insight into the the collision of reactionary and radical populism, secular state corporatism and liberalism in these turbulent years. - Richard Robison, Professor of Political Economy, Institute for Social Studies,The Hague, Netherlands
'The volume is an indispensable and thought-provoking map, guide and source to a centrally important phase in Indonesia's modern history.' - Australian Journal of International Affairs
'An important contribution to the growing literature on Indonesia politics.' - Journal of Contemporary Asia
'Many books are described as classics, but few live up to the reputation. This book is an exception. It will be indispensable for any scholar of Indonesian politics and will help introduce a new generation of students to political thinking in one of the most complex and fascinating countries in the world' - Kyoto Review of South East Asia
'The editors have produced a worthy successor volume to Herb Feith and Lance Castle's classic anthology, Indonesian Political Thinking 1945-1965' - Pacific Affairs
Notes on the authors Acknowledgments Glossary Introduction Part 1 The Search for a political Format, 1965-1973 Chapter 1. The Organicist camp Chapter 2. Modernising pluralism Chapter 3. Marginalised Islam Part 2 The New Order at its Height, 1973-1988 Chapter 4. Organicism ascendant Chapter 5. Pluralist critiques Chapter 6. Islam out in the cold Part 3 Themes in the Later New Order Chapter 7. Radicalism and new social movements Chapter 8. 'Political openness' and democratisation Chapter 9. State and society relations Chapter 10. Human rights and the rule of law Chapter 11. Federalism, regionalism and the unitary state Part 4 Crisis and Reformation Chapter 12. Looking beyond the New Order References Index