Allen & Unwin, 1999, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Updated and expanded
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-hand information, Adam Schwarz gives life to the heated debates on economic policy, corruption and the controversial role of ethnic-Chinese. He analyses the political demands of Indonesia's Muslim community, the mishandled incorporation of East Timor, the debate on human rights and the dilemma facing the Indonesian military as it struggles to redefine its role. With invaluable insights into how politics and business are conducted, A Nation in Waiting is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand modern Indonesia. Adam Schwarz is a business consultant specialising in Southeast Asia and an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University. From 1988-97, he was a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review in Jakarta, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Hanoi. He lives in Washington, DC. 533 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; Countries::Asia - Pacific. ISBN: 1865081795. ISBN/EAN: 9781865081793. Inventory No: 258866.