Political Power and Communications in Indonesia

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Political Power and Communications in Indonesia

Edited by Karl D. Jackson and Lucian W. Pye
University of California Press, 1978
445 pp. $18.50

The book jacket says that although the many authors span a wide spectrum of viewpoints and present various interpretations of Indonesian society, they support one of the editors' pet theses - that Indonesia is "a bureaucratic polity." In fact, these essays flail about in different directions and support another thesis - that the editors didn't make much of an effort to integrate them.

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