New book released:
Okamoto Masaaki and Jafar Suryomenggolo (eds), Indonesia at the Crossroads: Transformation and Challenges (Trans Pacific Press & Gadjah Mada University Press)


Messages of recommendation:

This volume covers a wide range of issues including governance, economic development, and social transformations in the rapidly changing post-Reformasi period. All of the chapters are well informed by field research of experienced specialists. It is also a unique attempt in that all of the authors come from non-Western countries. This book is an essential contribution to the study of contemporary Indonesia.

— Koichi Kawamura, Deputy Director-General of Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies

”This book attempts to discuss the future of Indonesia and the various challenges it faces. After breaking free from authoritarianism two decades ago, Indonesia has achieved a lot of success although it still has shortcomings. This book is important because it offers a comprehensive perspective in assessing the future of Indonesia. Several major consensuses within the Indonesian nation, such as economic development, the vibrant live of democracy and its civil society, and the growing harmony of a pluralistic society, have become a reason for optimism about Indonesia’s future.

— Made Supriatma, Visiting Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

This book focuses critically on the dynamics of contemporary issues in Indonesia. Its descriptions cover the power struggles that slow down Reform and democratization. It also shows that Indonesia has the potential to overcome various contradictions and other transformative challenges and that would lead to further open and dynamic theoretical debate.

— Abdur Rozaki M.Si, Vice Rector of Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University Yogyakarta

For more information, please visit the Faculty’s Publications.