Reorganising Power in Indonesia is a new and distinctive analysis of the dramatic fall of Soeharto, the last of the great Cold War capitalist dictators, and of the struggles that reshape power and wealth in Indonesia. The dramatic events of the past two decades are understood essentially in terms of the rise of a complex politico-business oligarchy and the ongoing reorganisation of its power through successive crises, colonising and expropriating new political and market institutions. With the collapse of authoritarian rule, the authors propose that the way was left open for this oligarchy to reconstitute its power within society and the institutions of newly democratic Indonesia.

part |68 pages

Part I Historical And Theoretical Frameworks

chapter |15 pages


Economic crisis and the paradoxes of transition

chapter |29 pages

2 The Genesis Of Oligarchy

Soeharto's New Order 1965–1982

part |76 pages

Part II The Triumph Of Oligarchy 1982–1997

part |39 pages

Part III The Oligarchy In Crisis 1997–1998

chapter |17 pages

6 Economic Catastrophe

chapter |20 pages

7 Political Unravelling

part |82 pages

Part IV Oligarchy Reconstituted