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The Rise of Capital and the Necessity of Political Economy

Hadiz, V.R. (2013) The Rise of Capital and the Necessity of Political Economy. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 43 (2). pp. 208-225.

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Indonesia: The Rise of Capital by Richard Robison is regarded as one of the most important books in the study of modern Indonesia. It was also a major instigator of a turn toward political economy in the scholarship on Southeast Asia, more generally in the 1980s. This introductory article to the current feature issue examines the context that made the writing of The Rise of Capital an intellectually necessary endeavour. It also explores the book’s relevance to developments in three broad areas of academic debate within which the book can be situated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Routledge
Copyright: 2013 Journal of Contemporary Asia
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