The political economy of reform: labour after Soeharto

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    The dramatic changes of 1998 in the political and economic environment brought to the fore tensions between economic and social policy that had simmered near the surface for three decades under Soeharto. These strains were felt acutely especially in areas where the interests of large, disadvantaged, social groups were perceived to have been sacrificed in the quest for faster economic growth and crony business expansion. In several key areas where economic and social policy intersect, such as labour, agricultural policy and land rights, since Soeharto fell there has been a significant shift in favour of social groups disadvantaged during the New Order. This chapter focuses on one such group, wage workers in the formal sector.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSoeharto's New Order and its Legacy: Essays in honour of Harold Crouch
    Editors Edward Aspinall & Greg Fealy
    Place of PublicationCanberra Australia
    PublisherANU ePress
    ISBN (Print)9781921666469
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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