The Internet in Indonesia's new democracy
The Internet in Indonesia’s New Democracy is a detailed study of legal, economic, political and cultural practices surrounding the provision and consumption of the Internet in Indonesia at the turn of the twenty-first century. Hill and Sen detail the emergence of the Internet into Indonesia in the mid-1990s, and cover its growth through the dramatic economic and political crises of 1997 and the subsequent transition to democracy.
Conceptually the Internet is seen as a global phenomenon, with global implications, however this book develops a way of thinking about the Internet within the limits of geo-political categories of nations and provinces. The political turmoil in Indonesia provides a unique context in which to understand the specific local and national consequences of a global, universal technology.
Abbreviations and Indonesian terms viii
Explanatory notes xii
List of Tables xiii
1. The Global Information Highway in a National Context 1
2. Media in the End of an Authoritarian Order 36
3. Net Challenges to the New Order 71
4. Mapping the Internet in Indonesia 124
5. Communication Technology for a New Democracy 178
6. East Timor: Communication Technology for a New Nation 230
7. Communal Conflict: Maluku On-Line 282
8. Conclusions and More Questions 346
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