This pioneering study of the Indonesian presidency significantly redefines our understanding of Indonesian politics from independence to the present. Angus McIntyre blends political biography with constitutional history to locate Indonesian leaders within both Indonesian cultural frameworks and the global biographical literature on political leaders.
About the Author
Angus McIntyre is senior lecturer in the Department of Politics at LaTrobe University.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Return to the 1945 Constitution Part 3 Part I Chapter 4 The Personal Rule of Sukarno Chapter 5 Suffering from the Quiet: Sukarno's Desolation and His Politics of Being Central Chapter 6 Aging and Fear of Death: Sukarno's Politics of Rejuvenation and His Quest for Immortality Chapter 7 Sukarno: Abandoned by History? Part 8 Part II Chapter 9 The Personal Rule of Soeharto Chapter 10 Soeharto's Composure Part 11 Part III Chapter 12 Megawati and the Emergence of Constitutional Rule Chapter 13 Childhood and Youth of Megawati Sukarnoputri Chapter 14 Megawati Sukarnoputri's Political Apprenticeship Chapter 15 Challenging Soeharto Chapter 16 The Fall of Soeharto Chapter 17 Democracy Returns Chapter 18 A Female President? Chapter 19 Megawati Sukarnoputri as Vice President Chapter 20 President Megawati Sukarnoputri Chapter 21 Conclusion Chapter 22 Postscript: The Indonesian Parliamentary Elections of 2004