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Indonesia: the military's transformation from praetorian ruler to presidential coalition partner

Mietzner, Marcus


Indonesia is a highly revealing case study for pinpointing both the conditions under which militaries in postcolonial societies intervened in political affairs and the patterns that led to their subsequent marginalization from politics. It also demonstrates how militaries could defend some of their political interests even after they were removed from the highest echelons of power. Emboldened by the war for independence (1945–1949), the Indonesian military used divisions, conflicts, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Oxford Research Encyclopedia: Politics
DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1827


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