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Developing Batam :Indonesian political economy under the new order

Smith, Shannon L D


Since Batain Island was targeted for development by Soeharto's New Order government in the late-1960s, it has undergone a significant transformation, physically, economically and politically. This study describes and analyses that transformation. Whilst the results of development on Batam Island before 1988 were quite limited, and highly reliant on the oil industry, changes to the investment regime in 1989, as well as other reforms, has brought farreaching changes - a massive influx of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996-09-24
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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