1st Edition

Military Politics and Democratization in Indonesia

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ISBN 9780415272285
Published March 21, 2003 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

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 examines 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 explores 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.

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

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