Despite increased Western interest in Indonesian economic growth, domestic interpretations remain largely unknown outside Indonesia and have rarely been available in English. Translating key speeches and articles from the political debates surrounding Indonesian economic development, the authors present and analyse trends in development thinking by leading Indonesian figures over the last thirty years.

chapter |36 pages


part |2 pages

Part I The Phase of Economic Reconstruction

chapter 1|17 pages

The pragmatic technocrats

chapter 2|13 pages

The ‘society-first’ critics

part |2 pages

Part II The Phase of Burgeoning Economic Nationalism

chapter 3|20 pages

The rise of statist-nationalism

chapter 4|22 pages

The liberal critique

chapter 5|24 pages

The populist critique

part |2 pages

Part III Current Controversies: Liberalism, Social Justice and the Role of the State

chapter 6|24 pages

Economic liberalism: a new orthodoxy

chapter 8|17 pages

The revival of the populist critique

chapter 9|19 pages

Pribumi–Chinese relations