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The Resource Indonesia betrayed : how development fails, Elizabeth Fuller Collins

Indonesia betrayed : how development fails, Elizabeth Fuller Collins

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Indonesia betrayed : how development fails
Title
Indonesia betrayed
Title remainder
how development fails
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Fuller Collins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Supporters of neoliberalism claim that free markets lead to economic growth, the creation of a middle class, and the establishment of democratically accountable governments. Critics point to a widening gap between rich and poor as countries compete to win foreign investment, and to the effects on the poor of neoliberal programs that restrict funding for health, education, and welfare. This book offers a ground-level view from Sumatra of the realities behind these debates during the final years of Suharto's New Order and the beginning of a transition to more democratic government. The author's wealth of primary data from ten years of interviews and local newspaper reportage (1994-2004) shows how farmers and laborers were dispossessed by both government policies and crony capitalism. Elizabeth Collins relates the stories of populist efforts in South Sumatra to combat "development" policies responsible for producing extreme poverty and allowing corruption to flourish. She describes how student-led NGOs worked with farmers fighting to retain their livelihoods in the lowland forests of South Sumatra. She reports on a local branch of the Indonesian Environmental Forum as it battled multinational companies and Indonesian conglomerates responsible for damage to the environment; on contract workers protesting exploitation by a company with ties to a Suharto crony; and on systemic corruption under the New Order, which spread throughout all levels of government and into civil society organizations. She examines the sometimes strained relationships between Islamists and human-rights activists, arguing that there is no inherent contradiction between Islam and democratic politics. Collins concludes that for real change to occur, neoliberal capitalism must be recognized as a utopian ideology; democracy, imperfect as it is, offers the best hope for sustainable development in Indonesia
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Elizabeth Fuller
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic development projects
  • Economic assistance
  • Indonesia
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic assistance
  • Economic development projects
  • Economic history
  • Indonesia
  • Economische ontwikkeling
  • Ontwikkelingsprojecten
  • Indonesië
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Demokratie
  • Weltwirtschaft
  • Indonesien
Label
Indonesia betrayed : how development fails, Elizabeth Fuller Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Land of the nine rivers -- Reformasi in South Sumatra -- Who owns the land? -- No forests, no future -- Struggling for workers' rights -- 'Where's my cut?': the state and corruption -- Local autonomy : democracy in name only? -- Islam and the quest for justice -- Indonesia in global context: development, free-market capitalism, and democracy
Control code
ocn257426133
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862985
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862985
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tc2k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)257426133
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Indonesia betrayed : how development fails, Elizabeth Fuller Collins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Land of the nine rivers -- Reformasi in South Sumatra -- Who owns the land? -- No forests, no future -- Struggling for workers' rights -- 'Where's my cut?': the state and corruption -- Local autonomy : democracy in name only? -- Islam and the quest for justice -- Indonesia in global context: development, free-market capitalism, and democracy
Control code
ocn257426133
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 265 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862985
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862985
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tc2k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)257426133
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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