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Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

Employment and Re-Industrialisation in Post Soeharto Indonesia

Authors: Tadjoeddin, Mohammad Zulfan, Chowdhury, Anis

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    • Indonesia holds a highly relevant place in Asian Studies as it is the 4th most populous country in the world.
    • It is also a member of ASEAN and one of the G-20 major economies.
    • Analyses Indonesia’s democratic transition from a new perspective, i.e. that of political economy, while previous literature has focused on political or sociological approaches.
    • Combines the study of political economy and conflict studies in an interdisciplinary fashion.
    • Does not only cover one type of conflict, but analyses four: secessionist, ethnic, everyday and electoral conflicts.
    • Unique in the sense that it deals with Indonesia’s violent internal conflicts rather than just focusing on external relations.

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This book studies the challenges for Indonesia, once a miracle economy, as it faces premature deindustrialisation, rising inequality and domestic and external factors impacting its export-oriented industrialization. Since the fall of Soeharto, Indonesia has undergone a far-reaching systemic transition from centralised and autocratic governance to a highly decentralised and democratic system. Complicated by regional variations, the country is now being called upon to respect labour rights and, amidst slow global economic recovery, is facing increased competition from other low-labour-cost countries, especially within the ASEAN Economic Community. Tadjoeddin and Chowdhury posit that Indonesia cannot recreate its past miracle based on cheap labour and suppression of labour rights. It will need to move quickly to high value-added activities driven by productivity growth and to develop its domestic market.

About the authors

Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Western Sydney University, Australia. He held visiting research appointments at the Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, England and at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Netherlands.

Anis Chowdhury is Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University and the University of New South Wales, Australia. He held several senior United Nations positions, including Director of the Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division, and Director of the Statistics Division of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50566-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50565-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Employment and Re-Industrialisation in Post Soeharto Indonesia
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50566-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50566-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50565-1
Series ISSN
2662-222X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 221
Number of Illustrations
71 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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