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Beyond Oligarchy: Wealth, Power, and Contemporary Indonesian Politics

Editor(s): 
Michele Ford and Thomas Pepinsky
Price (paperback): 
23.95
Price (hardcover): 
51.95

Beyond Oligarchy features a collection of essays by leading scholars of contemporary Indonesian politics and society, each addressing effects of material inequality on political power and contestation in democratic Indonesia. The contributors assess how critical concepts in the study of politics—oligarchy, inequality, power, democracy, and others—can be used to characterize the Indonesian case, and in turn, how the Indonesian experience informs conceptual and analytical debates in political science and related disciplines.

Producing Indonesia: The State of the Field of Indonesian Studies

Author / Editor(s): 
Eric Tagliacozzo
Price (paperback): 
31.95
Price (hardcover): 
51.95

The twenty-six scholars contributing to this volume have helped shape the field of Indonesian studies over the last three decades. They represent a broad geographic background—Indonesia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Canada—and have studied in a wide array of key disciplines—anthropology, history, linguistics and literature, government and politics, art history, and ethnomusicology. Together they reflect on the “arc of our field,” the development of Indonesian studies over recent tumultuous decades.

State of Authority: The State in Society in Indonesia

Author / Editor(s): 
Gerry van Klinken and Joshua Barker, eds.
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-50

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.

Conflict, Violence, and Displacement in Indonesia

Author / Editor(s): 
Eva-Lotta E. Hedman, ed.
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-45
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.

Friends and Exiles

Author / Editor(s): 
Des ALWI
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-44
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.

Laskar Jihad

Author / Editor(s): 
Noorhaidi HASAN
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-40
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.

Indonesian Supreme Court, The

Author / Editor(s): 
Sebastiaan POMPE
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-39
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

Sumatran Sultanate and Colonial State: Jambi and the Rise of Dutch Imperialism 1830-1907

Author / Editor(s): 
Elsbeth Locher-Scholten
Catalog Number: 
SOSEA-37
The first English translation of Professor Locher-Scholten

Beginning Indonesian through Self-Instruction DVD

Author / Editor(s): 
John U. Wolff
Catalog Number: 
DVD-Indonesia
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.