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Networked Business and Politics in Decentralizing Indonesia 1998-2004

Describes the history and transitional periods of Indonesia’s political economy from 1998 to 2004 after the fall of Suharto. Investigates consequences of decentralization policy under B.J. Harbibie’s government. Exhibits three case studies of political and business networks to examine conflicts and relations among central government, local elites, and foreign investors in East Kalimantan, West Sumatra, and Riau which are the resource-rich areas. Discusses the new pattern of political economy in Indonesia when local elites and local politicians demands more power and involvement in economic and political institutions.