- Class Number 3139
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Gregory Fealy
- AsPr Gregory Fealy
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
This course focuses on political and social developments in Indonesia since 1945. It summarises the major political events and figures of the post-independence period before examining specific themes such as the role of the military, Islamic movements, the state Pancasila ideology, criminality and violence, gender, foreign policy and the position of minorities. Discussion of different scholarly interpretations of these events and themes will form a major part of the course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a strong grasp of the main events, issues figures and organisations that have shaped Indonesian political and social life post independence.
2. Understand the major scholarly approaches to the study of Indonesia.
3. Critically engage with primary and secondary source materials.
Almost all of my research relates to Indonesia, especially Islamic politics and social movements. This course directly draws on my 30 years of experience in studying diverse facets of Indonesian political, social and religious life.
None. All mandatory readings and numerous supplementary readings are posted on Wattle.
Below is a list of useful books on Indonesia, all of which are available from the library. Students who are keenly interested in Indonesia or envisaging more serious study of the country might consider purchasing some of these works but there is no necessity to do so.
Ricklefs, M. C., A History of Modern Indonesia Since c.1200 (4th edn), Palgrave, London, 2009. (This is a reliable and historically comprehensive reference work, though narratively dense).
Cribb, Robert, and Colin Brown, Modern Indonesia: A History since 1945, Longman, Harlow, 1996.
Cribb, Robert and Audrey Kahin, Historical Dictionary of Indonesia (2ndedn), The Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 2004.
Cribb, Robert, Historical Atlas of Indonesia, Curzon, Richmond, 2000.
(All of Cribb’s books are lucid, accessible analyses of Indonesian history and come highly recommended.)
Pisani, Elizabeth, Indonesia Etc. Exploring the Improbable Nation, WW Norton & Company, New York, 2014. (This book is a vivid and very readable account of contemporary politics, society and culture.)
Bourchier, David and Vedi R. Hadiz (eds), Indonesian Politics and Society: A Reader, RoutledgeCurzon, London, 2004.
Elson, R. E., The Idea of Indonesia: A History, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008
The following online resources may also prove to be useful:
The Jakarta Post: http://www.thejakartapost.com
The Jakarta Globe: http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com
Inside Indonesia: http://www.insideindonesia.org
Indonesia at Melbourne: http://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au
New Mandala: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/category/indonesia-politics/
Tempo: http://www.tempo.co.id (available in both English and Indonesian)
Kompas Online: http://www.kompas.com (The most respected and best established newspaper. It has selected articles available in English but largely in Indonesian.)
Media Indonesia: http://www.mediaindo.co.id (Indonesian language)
Republika Online: http://www.republika.co.id (The main 'Islamic' daily newspaper. It has a few articles each day in English but mainly in Indonesian).
Tirto: https://tirto.id (attractive presented and informative online Indonesian-language news site).
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to course and overview of Indonesia||Greg Fealy|
|2||Colonial Legacies, Japanese Occupation and the 1945-49 Revolution||Guest Lecturer: Prof Robert Cribb|
|3||Sukarno, Parliamentary and Guided Democracy and the 1965 Coup||Greg Fealy|
|4||Suharto's New Order||Greg Fealy|
|5||Indonesia's Transition and Transformation||Guest Lecturer: Prof Edward Aspinall|
|6||The Military and Politics||Guest Lecturer: A/Prof Marcus Mietzner|
|7||Mid-Semester Break (8-23 April)|
|8||ANZAC Day Holiday - no classes|
|9||Islamic Politics||Greg Fealy|
|10||Regional Autonomy, Rebellion and Ethnic Conflict||Greg Fealy|
|11||Minority Rights and Intolerance||Greg Fealy|
|12||Indonesian Diplomacy and Relations with Australia||Greg Fealy|
|13||Reflections on Indonesian Democracy and its Prospect||Greg Fealy|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Seminar Presentation||15 %||25/02/2019||30/06/2019||2,3,4|
|Seminar paper||15 %||08/03/2019||14/06/2019||2,3,4|
|Book review||30 %||10/06/2019||17/06/2019||2,3,4|
|Research Essay||30 %||31/05/2019||17/06/2019||2,3,4|
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