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 96

Publication Date: October 2013

Front Cover, Indonesia, Volume 96 (October 2013)

Editors' Note, Indonesia, Volume 96 (October 2013)

Table of Contents, Indonesia, Volume 96 (October 2013)

Special Section: Wealth, Power, and Contemporary Indonesian Politics

Beyond Oligarchy? Critical Exchanges on Political Power and Material Inequality in Indonesia

Michele Ford and Thomas B. Pepinsky; 1-10

Oligarchy and Democracy in Indonesia

Jeffrey A. Winters; 11-34

The Political Economy of Oligarchy and the Reorganization of Power in Indonesia

Vedi R. Hadiz and Richard Robison; 35-58

Improving the Quality of Democracy in Indonesia: Toward a Theory of Action

R. William Liddle; 59-80

Pluralism and Political Conflict in Indonesia

Thomas B. Pepinsky; 81-100

Popular Agency and Interests in Indonesia's Democratic Transition and Consolidation

Edward Aspinall; 101-122

The Parman Economy: Post-Authoritarian Shifts in the Off-Budget Economy of Indonesias Security Institutions

Jacqui Baker; 123-150

Unnamed Interests and Informal Leaders: A Street Vendor Relocation in Yogyakarta City

Sheri L. Gibbings; 151-186


Review Essay: Islamization and the Changing Ethical Imagination in Java

Robert W. Hefner; 187-202

Review of Knowing Indonesia: Intersections of Self, Discipline, and Nation

Damien Kingsbury; 203-208

Review of Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia

Nancy J. Smith-Hefner; 209-212

Review of Musical Journey in Sumatra

Suryadi ; 213-218

Contributors, Indonesia, Volume 96 (October 2013)