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Aspinall, Edward

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Works: 115 works in 267 publications in 2 languages and 6,672 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Edward Aspinall
Opposing Suharto : compromise, resistance, and regime change in Indonesia by Edward Aspinall( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and nation : separatist rebellion in Aceh, Indonesia by Edward Aspinall( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rooted in the latest theoretical debates about nationalism and ethnicity, yet written in an accessible and engaging style, Islam and Nation presents a fascinating study of the genesis, growth and decline of a nationalist movement. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with nationalist leaders, activists and guerillas, Aspinall reveals how the Free Aceh Movement went from being a quixotic fantasy to a guerilla army in the space of a generation, leading to a bitter conflict in which thousands perished. And by exploring the complex relationship between Islam and nationalism, Aspinall also explains how a society famed for its Islamic piety gave rise to a guerilla movement that ended up rejecting the Islamic goals of its forebears. Islam and Nation is a tour de force in the study of nationalist politics. It will be of great interest to readers concerned about Southeast Asia, Islamic politics, ethnic conflict and nationalism everywhere."--Back cover
The state and illegality in Indonesia by Edward Aspinall( )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular 1998 reformasi movement that brought down President Suharto's regime demanded an end to illegal practices by state officials, from human rights abuse to nepotistic investments. Yet today, such practices have proven more resistant to reform than people had hoped. Many have said corruption in Indonesia is "entrenched". We argue it is precisely this entrenched character that requires attention. What is state illegality entrenched in and how does it become entrenched? This involves The state and illegality in Indonesiastudying actual cases. Our observations led us to rethink fundamental ideas about the nature of the state in Indonesia, especially regarding its socially embedded character. We conclude that illegal practices by state officials are not just aberrations to the state, they are the state. Almost invariably, illegality occurs as part of collective, patterned, organized and collaborative acts, linked to the competition for political power and access to state resources. While obviously excluding many without connections, corrupt behaviour also plays integrative and stabilizing functions. Especially at the lower end of the social ladder, it gets a lot of things done and is often considered legitimate. This book may be read as a defence of area studies approaches. Without the insights that grew from applying our area studies skills, we would still be constrained by highly stylised notions of the state, which bear little resemblance to the state's actual workings. The struggle against corruption is a long-term political process. Instead of trying to depoliticize it, we believe the key to progress is greater popular participation. With contributions from Simon Butt, Robert Cribb, Howard Dick, Michele Ford, Jun Honna, Tim Lindsey, Lenore Lyons, John McCarthy, Ross McLeod, Marcus Mietzner, Jeremy Mulholland, Gerben Nooteboom, J Danang Widoyoko and Ian Wilson. This book is the result of a series of workshops supported, among others, by the Australian-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)."An intriguing ... and thought-provoking volume on the nexus between the state and illegality. It treats illegality not as an abnormality, but as an integral aspect of statecraft and social life. The book advances theoretical discussions, embedding them in rich empirical material that sheds light on the ways in which people in different localities and sectors in Indonesia use, make sense of, and negotiate illegality. It will be
Student activism in Asia : between protest and powerlessness by Meredith L Weiss( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since World War II, students in East and Southeast Asia have led protest movements that toppled authoritarian regimes in countries such as Indonesia, South Korea, and Thailand. Elsewhere in the region, student protests have shaken regimes until they were brutally suppressed--most famously in China's Tiananmen Square and in Burma. But despite their significance, these movements have received only a fraction of the notice that has been given to American and European student protests of the 1960s and 1970s. The first book in decades to redress this neglect, Student Activism in Asia tells the story of student protest movements across Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary, comparative approach, the contributors examine ten countries, focusing on those where student protests have been particularly fierce and consequential: China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. They explore similarities and differences among student movements in these countries, paying special attention to the influence of four factors: higher education systems, students' collective identities, students' relationships with ruling regimes, and transnational flows of activist ideas and inspirations. The authors include leading specialists on student activism in each of the countries investigated. Together, these experts provide a rich picture of an important tradition of political protest that has ebbed and flowed but has left indelible marks on Asia's sociopolitical landscape. Contributors: Patricio N. Abinales, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Prajak Kongkirati, Thammasat U, Thailand; Win Min, Vahu Development Institute; Stephan Ortmann, City U of Hong Kong; Mi Park, Dalhousie U, Canada; Patricia G. Steinhoff, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Mark R. Thompson, City U of Hong Kong; Teresa Wright, California State U, Long Beach."--
Soeharto's new order and its legacy : essays in honour of Harold Crouch by Edward Aspinall( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indonesia's President Soeharto led one of the most durable and effective authoritarian regimes of the second half of the twentieth century. Yet his rule ended in ignominy, and much of the turbulence and corruption of the subsequent years was blamed on his legacy. More than a decade after Soeharto's resignation, Indonesia is a consolidating democracy and the time has come to reconsider the place of his regime in modern Indonesian history, and its lasting impact. This book begins this task by bringing together a collection of leading experts on Indonesia to examine Soeharto and his legacy from diverse perspectives. In presenting their analyses, these authors pay tribute to Harold Crouch, an Australian political scientist who remains one of the greatest chroniclers of the Soeharto regime and its aftermath."--Publisher's description
Problems of democratisation in Indonesia : elections, institutions, and society by Edward Aspinall( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume discusses the inner workings of Indonesia's post-Suharto democracy. Using the 2009 national elections as an entry point, the contributors focus on how key democratic institutions and procedures have functioned since 1998. Papers discuss the conduct of elections, the roles of parliament, parties and civil society, the engagement of women in politics and regional political dynamics
Local power and politics in Indonesia : decentralisation & democratisation by Edward Aspinall( Book )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering comprehensive coverage of decentralization in Indonesia, this work contains contributions on a wide range of topics relating to democratization, devolution and the blossoming of local-level politics
Diminishing conflicts in Asia and the Pacific : why some subside and others don't( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electoral dynamics in Indonesia : money politics, patronage and clientelism at the grassroots( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do politicians win elected office in democratic Indonesia? During the weeks leading to Indonesia's 2014 legislative election, a team of researchers fanned across the country to record campaign events, interview candidates and canvassers, and observe their interactions with voters. Electoral Dynamics in Indonesia presents the results. Through a series of ethnographic studies that span the country from Aceh in the far west to Papua in the east, the book provides unprecedented insight into grassroots electioneering, Indonesian style. It shows that in Indonesia's candidate-centred electoral system, relatively few candidates rely on parties to get elected. Instead, most build personal campaign teams, recruit grassroot vote brokers and reach out to constituents through informal social linkages ranging from religious, ethnic and kinship networks through to village sports clubs and women's associations. Above all, they distribute patronage - cash, goods and other material benefits - both to individual voters and to communities. Shining a new light on the scale and complexity of vote buying and the many uncertainties involved in this style of politics, Electoral Dynamics in Indonesia presents an unusually intimate portrait of how politics works in a patronage-based system
The Yudhoyono presidency : Indonesia's decade of stability and stagnation by Edward Aspinall( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidency of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2004–14) was a watershed in Indonesia's modern democratic history. Yudhoyono was not only the first Indonesian president to be directly elected, but also the first to be democratically re-elected. Coming to office after years of turbulent transition, he presided over a decade of remarkable political stability and steady economic growth. But other aspects of his rule have been the subject of controversy. While supporters view his presidency as a period of democratic consolidation and success, critics view it as a decade of stagnation and missed opportunities. This book is the first comprehensive attempt to evaluate both the achievements and the shortcomings of the Yudhoyono presidency. With contributions from leading experts on Indonesia's politics, economy and society, it assesses the Yudhoyono record in fields ranging from economic development and human rights, to foreign policy, the environment and the security sector
The last days of President Suharto by Edward Aspinall( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When President Suharto resigned on 21 May 1998, amidst widespread protest and a shocking economic collapse, it caught almost everyone by surprise. His resignation brought to a close three decades on which he had imprinted his reserved, strangely remote personality."--BOOK JACKET. "Some of the world's most experienced journalists and academic experts on Indonesia wrote about the spectacular last days of the leader of this the fourth largest nation on earth as they happened. This book brings together 47 of their more analytical articles, which mostly appeared in English-language media at the time."--BOOK JACKET
Democracy for sale : elections, clientelism, and the state in Indonesia by Edward Aspinall( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written on the basis of extensive fieldwork and survey research, Democracy for Sale shows how Indonesian politics is built around the exchange of cash, goods and favors, and organized through informal relationships and networks rather than parties and formal institutions"--
Student dissent in Indonesia in the 1980s by Edward Aspinall( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Helsinki agreement : a more promising basis for peace in Aceh? by Edward Aspinall( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aceh peace process : why it failed by Edward Aspinall( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study presents a preliminary analysis of the history and dynamics of Aceh's abortive peace process conducted between the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian government. After surveying the origins and progress of the negotiations, the paper examines the roles played by the main players, the problems encountered along the way, the achievements that were registered, and why the peace process failed
The state and illegality in Indonesia by Edward Aspinall( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politik uang di Indonesia : patronase dan klientelisme pada pemilu legislatif 2014 by Edward Aspinall( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Indonesian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On money politics in the 2014 legislative elections in Indonesia; collection of articles
Diminishing conflicts in Asia and the Pacific by Edward Aspinall( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of the 2005 Human Security Report, scholars and policy-makers have debated the causes, interpretation and implications of what the report described as a global decline in armed conflict since the end of the Cold War. Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, this book analyses the causes and patterns of this decline. In few regions has the apparent decline in conflict been as dramatic as in the Asia-Pacific, with annual recorded battle deaths falling in the range of 50 to 75 percent between 1994 and 2004. Drawing on a wide range of case studies, this book looks at internal conf
Local Power and Politics in Indonesia : Decentralisation and Democratisation( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indonesia is experiencing an historic and dramatic shift in political and economic power from the centre to the local level. The collapse of the highly centralised Soeharto regime allowed long-repressed local aspirations to come to the fore. The new Indonesian Government then began one of the world's most radical decentralisation programmes, under which extensive powers are being devolved to the district level. In every region and province, diverse popular movements and local claimants to state power are challenging the central authorities. This book is the first comprehensive coverage on decentralisation in Indonesia. It contains contributions from leading academics and policy-makers on a wide range of topics relating to democratisation, devolution and the blossoming of local-level politics
Local Power et Politics in Indonesia : Decentralisation et Democratisation( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indonesia is experiencing an historic and dramatic shift in political and economic power from the centre to the local level. The collapse of the highly centralised Soeharto regime allowed long-repressed local aspirations to come to the fore. The new Indonesian Government then began one of the world’s most radical decentralisation programmes, under which extensive powers are being devolved to the district level. In every region and province, diverse popular movements and local claimants to state power are challenging the central authorities.This book is the first comprehensive coverage on decentralisation in Indonesia. It contains contributions from leading academics and policy-makers on a wide range of topics relating to democratisation, devolution and the blossoming of local-level politics
 
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Soeharto's new order and its legacy : essays in honour of Harold Crouch
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Islam and nation : separatist rebellion in Aceh, IndonesiaSoeharto's new order and its legacy : essays in honour of Harold CrouchProblems of democratisation in Indonesia : elections, institutions, and societyThe last days of President SuhartoThe Aceh peace process : why it failed
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