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Military Politics and Democratization in Indonesia

1st Edition

By Jun Honna


320 pages

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The military have had a key role to play in Indonesia's recent history and may well have a decisive role to play in her future. This book looks at the role of the military in the downfall of Suharto and their ongoing influence on the succeeding governments of B.J. Habibie and Abdurrahman Wahid. The author also examines such key features as human rights, reconciliation, civic-military discourse and ongoing security dilemmas. The book is unique in providing the best overview of the role of the military in the world's fourth most populous nation.


'A well researched and significant book covering a critical period in Indonesian history.' - Political Studies Review

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Eroding Dwifungsi Political Power and Democratic Movement in the Late New Order Period

3. Reinventing Legitimacy: Doctrinal Adaptation in the Changing Society

4. Security Approach and Human Rights

5. Creating New Threats: Ideological Dogmatization

6. Contesting 'Inner' Thoughts in Civil-Military Discourse

7. The Post-Soeharto: Politics and Theatre of Military Reform

8. Conclusions

About the Author

Jun Honna is Assistant Professor in the College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

About the Series

Rethinking Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a dynamic and rapidly-changing region which continues to defy predictions and challenge formulaic understandings. This series will publish cutting-edge work on the region, providing a venue for books that are readable, topical, interdisciplinary and critical of conventional views. It aims to communicate the energy, contestations and ambiguities that make Southeast Asia both consistently fascinating and sometimes potentially disturbing.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General