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After the gold rush: The politics of economic restructuring in Indonesia in the 1980s

Robison, R. (1987) After the gold rush: The politics of economic restructuring in Indonesia in the 1980s. In: Robison, R., Hewison, K. and Higgott, R., (eds.) South East Asia in the 1980s: The Politics of Economic Crisis. Allen and Unwin, Sydney NSW, pp. 16-51.

Abstract

To understand the political and economic nature of Indonesia under the New Order we must comprehend the enormous significance of oil earnings and revenues. The consolidation of the power of the state and its officials, the process of industrialisation and the emergence of major domestic corporate groups have all been built around oil. Consequently the collapse of oil prices in 1981-82 and the more disastrous falls in early 1986 have posed fundamental threats to the fabric of power and policy in Indonesia.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
Copyright: The Editors
Publishers Website: http://www.allenandunwin.com/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/22372
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