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The Agrarian movement, civil society, and emerging political contellations

Bachriadi, D., Lucas, A. and Warren, C. (2013) The Agrarian movement, civil society, and emerging political contellations. In: Lucas, A. and Warren, C., (eds.) Land for the People: The State and Agrarian Conflict in Indonesia. Ohio University Press/Swallow Press, Athens, Ohio, pp. 308-371.


When Suharto was finally forced to step down in May 1998, in the face of an intractable economic crisis, Indonesia's political constellation altered suddenly and dramatically. The crisis period was characterized by the emergence of ad hoc alignments of activist students, NGOs, and newly formed or revived community groups, which began to take on the mantle of long-repressed civil society. Government departments and international agencies now found themselves in round-table discussions with groups they formerly ignored or treated with suspicion.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Ohio University Press/Swallow Press
Copyright: 2013 Ohio University. Centre for International Studies
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