Nation in Waiting: Indonesia's Search for Stability (South Asian Studies)

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For those who seek an understanding of the politics and social dynamics of contemporary Indonesia, there is no better starting point. Jamie Mackie, Asian Wall Street Journal one of the most important books on Asia in many years...[Adam Schwarz's] book is measured, thoughtful and intensely readable. David Jenkins, Sydney Morning Herald . beautifully written, evocative and wide-ranging. It is truly an outstanding work . Merle Rickles, The Australian In this second edition of Adam Schwarz's highly acclaimed A Nation in Waiting, the story of contemporary Indonesia is brought right up to date. With two new chapters covering the collapse of the economy, the fall of Soeharto, the presidency of B.J. Habibie, the process of democratic reform and the major social and political challenges facing Indonesia, Adam Schwarz offers a vivid and rare behind-the-scenes picture of a nation's struggle for change. A Nation in Waiting lifts the veil on Indonesia of the 1980s and 1990s and spans a wide variety of contemporary issues to offer a detailed and thought-provoking glimpse of one of the world's least understood nations. Using a wealth of first-ha

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Adam Schwarz worked for many years as a staff correspondent with the Far Eastern Economic Review in Bangkok. For the last two years he has been Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies at the John Hopkins University, Washington.

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