Journal article

Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto

K SETIAWAN

Journal of Contemporary Asia | Cambridge University Press (CUP): HSS Journals - No Cambridge Open | Published : 2009

Abstract

Unfinished Nation traces the evolution of Indonesia from its anti-colonial stirrings in the early twentieth century to the lengthy, and eventually victorious, struggle against the dictatorship of President Suharto. In clarifying the often misunderstood political changes that took place in Indonesia at the end of the twentieth century, Max Lane traces how small resistance groups inside Indonesia directed massive political transformation. He shows how the real heroes were the Indonesian workers and peasants, whose sustained mass direct action was the determining force in toppling one of the most enduring dictatorships of modern times. Taking in the role of political Islam, and with considerati..

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