In this highly respected work, Harold Crouch analyzes the role of the Indonesian army in that country's politics, putting special emphasis on the Sukarno years, the gradual take-over of power by the military, and the nature of Suharto's New Order government. The Army and Politics in Indonesia is now available in a paperback edition, updated with a new preface and epilogue that expand the book's coverage to the 1980s.
Harold Crouch is a Senior Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, National University of Malaysia.
"[Crouch'sl research, based on extensive field work, will not only provide the country specialist with new material, but will also be invaluable as a case study for comparative scholars interested in the role of the military in the states of the transitional area."
~American Political Science Review
"The author has produced the most thorough and balanced account of contemporary Indonesian politics yet to appear in print."
~Canadian Journal of Political Science
"A valuable contribution to our knowledge of modern Indonesia."
~Journal of Southeast Asian Studies