The Politics of the Periphery in Indonesia - Social and Geographical Perspectives

Author(s): Minako Sakai (Editor); Glenn Banks (Editor); J. H. Walker


The Politics of the Periphery in Indonesia is a thought-provoking examination of local politics and the dynamics of power at Indonesia's geographic and social margins. After the fall of Suharto in 1998 and the introduction of a policy of decentralization in 2001, local stakeholders secured and consolidated decision-making power, and set about negotiating new relations with Jakarta. The volume deals with power struggles and local-national tensions, looking among other things at resource control, the historical roots of regional identity politics, and issues relating to Chinese-Indonesians. The authors develop information in ways that transcend the post-colonial territorial boundaries of Indonesia in the Malay-Indonesian archipelago, and use case studies to show how the changes described have galvanized Indonesian politics at the cultural and geographical peripheries.

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  • : 9789971694791
  • : NUS Press
  • : NUS Press
  • : July 2009
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  • : Minako Sakai (Editor); Glenn Banks (Editor); J. H. Walker
  • : Paperback
  • : English
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  • : 360