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Indonesia and China : The Politics of a Troubled Relationship - Rizal Sukma

Indonesia and China

The Politics of a Troubled Relationship

Hardcover Published: 24th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415205528
Number Of Pages: 240

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Indonesia broke off relations with China in 1967 and resumed them only in 1990. Rizal Sukma asks why. His answers shed light on Indonesia's foreign policy, the nature of the New Order's domestic politics, the mixed functions of diplomatic ties, the legitimacy of the new regime, and the role of President Suharto. Rizal Sukma argues that the matter of Indonesia restoring diplomatic ties with China is best understood in terms of the efforts made by the military-based New Order government to sustain its political legitimacy. The analysis in this book proves that an absence as well as a presence of diplomatic relations may advance not only the external but the domestic interests of an incumbent government. This is the first major study on Indonesia and China's diplomatic relations under the New Order government. It will be illuminating for research students and lecturers in international politics, international relations, policy making and diplomacy

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Indonesia's foreign policy and Indonesia-China diplomatic relations (1950-1967)p. 16
The suspension of diplomatic ties: its functions and the roots of resistancep. 44
Foreign policy debate: the primacy of national securityp. 73
The functions of resistance: domestic politics and regime legitimacyp. 104
Towards the restoration of relations: the dimensions of change in the New Order's China Policyp. 135
Indonesia's normalisation decision and the role of President Suhartop. 166
Conclusionp. 199
Bibliographyp. 210
Indexp. 220
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ISBN: 9780415205528
ISBN-10: 0415205522
Series: Politics in Asia (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 24th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1