Indonesia is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia's culture, history, government, economy, and society. It features original scholarly articles, interviews, translations, and book reviews. Published since April 1966, the journal provides area scholars and interested readers with contemporary analyses of Indonesia and an extensive archive of research pertaining to the nation and region. The journal is published by Cornell University's Southeast Asia Program.

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Volume 81

Publication Date: April 2006

Editorial Note, Indonesia, volume 81, (April 2006)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, volume 81, (April 2006)

The Defeat of Centralized Paternalism: Factionalism, Assertive Regional Cadres, and the Long Fall of Golkar Chairman Akbar Tandjung

Dirk Tomsa; 1-22

Colonizing Borneo: State-building and Ethnicity in Central Kalimantan

Gerry van Klinken; 23-50

The Unfinished Privatization of Semen Padang: The Structure of the Political Economy in Post-Suharto Indonesia

Wahyu Prasetyawan; 51-70

Playing the Game: Ethnicity and Politics in Indonesian Badminton

Colin Brown; 71-94

Guardian of Memories: Gardu in Urban Java

Abidin Kusno; 95-150


Changing Indonesia's Constitution: A Review Essay

Mark Cammack; 151-164

Review of "A Merry Senhor in the Malay World: Four Texts of the Syair Sinyor Kosta" and "Bidasari, Jewel of Malay Muslim Culture"

Henri Chambert-Loir; 165-176

Review of Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia

Andrew C. Willford; 177-180

Review of Women and the State in Modern Indonesia

Suzanne Brenner; 181-186

Review of A Comprehensive Indonesian-English Dictionary

Hein Steinhauer; 187-195