A major realignment is taking place in the way we understand the state in Indonesia. New studies on local politics, ethnicity, the democratic transition, corruption, Islam, popular culture, and other areas hint at novel concepts of the state, though often without fully articulating them.
This volume foregrounds the dynamics of displacement and the experiences of internal refugees uprooted by conflict and violence in Indonesia. Contributors examine displacement in the context of militarized conflict and violence in East Timor, Aceh, and Papua, and in other parts of Outer Island Indonesia during the transition from authoritarian rule. The collection also explores official and humanitarian discourses on displacement and their significance for the politics of representation.
Des Alwi tells of his childhood on the eastern Indonesian island of Banda, where he was befriended and adopted by the two nationalist leaders, Mohammad Hatta and Sutan Sjahrir, exiled there by the Dutch colonial regime. He describes his experiences on Banda and Java during the Japanese Occupation and his involvement in the underground struggle for Independence.
An in-depth study of the militant Islamic Laskar Jihad movement and its links to international Muslim networks and ideological debates. This analysis is grounded in extensive research and interviews with Salafi leaders and activists who supported jihad throughout the Moluccas.
Since the fall of Indonesian president Suharto, a major focus of the reformers has been the corrupt and inefficient judicial system. Within the context of a history of the Supreme Court in post-independence Indonesia, Sebastiaan Pompe analyzes the causes of the judiciary
The first English translation of Professor Locher-Scholten
Dual Platform DVD to accompany the Beginning Indonesia through Self Instruction Books, Volumes 1-3.
Bahasa Indonesia is the national language of Indonesia and is spoken by some two hundred million people in the Republic of Indonesia and the Kingdom of Malaysia. The program Beginning Indonesian through Self Instruction (BITSI) is a complete curriculum for learning Indonesian at the beginning and intermediate levels. This curriculum offers an interactive, multi-media program complete with videos, photographs, and drawings for computer-based learning through a dual-platform DVD.
This study examines the changing role of the Chinese community of West kalimantan, particularly its economic and social relationships. Heidhues explores the history of the community from the early nineteenth century establishment of the kongsis to the "Dayak Raids" which uprooted the rural Chinese population in the 1960s.
Professor Kahin's classic 1952 study, reprinted for a contemporary audience. An immediate, vibrant portrait of a nation in the age of revolution, featuring interviews with many of the chief players. With new illustrations and a new introduction by Benedict R. O'G. Anderson.