A Nation in Waiting

A Nation in Waiting : Indonesia's Search for Stability

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Adam Schwarz's highly acclaimed and best-selling "A Nation in Waiting" brings the story of contemporary Indonesia right up to date, covering the collapse of the economy, the fall of Suharto, the series of brief subsequent presidencies and the challenges facing the nation in the run-up to the 2004 elections. "A Naton in Waiting" lifts the veil on the 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 Indonesians. He analyzes 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 533 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 46mm | 839.14g
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • English
  • 981050506X
  • 9789810505066
  • 797,055

About Adam Schwarz

Adam Schwarz has spent nearly two decades professionally engaged in Southeast Asia. For ten years he was a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review Jakarta, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Hanoi, covering political, economic, corporate, military and environmental affairs. A widely published writer on Indonesia and the region, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in the United States and a Research Felow at Murdoch University's Asia Studies Centre in Australia. He is currently based in Singapore.
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