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A System Of Exemptions: Historicizing State Illegality In Indonesia, Robert Cribb Jan 2011

A System Of Exemptions: Historicizing State Illegality In Indonesia, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

No abstract provided.


The Incredible Shrinking Pancasila: Nationalist Propaganda And The Missing Ideological Legacy Of Suharto, Robert Cribb Jan 2010

The Incredible Shrinking Pancasila: Nationalist Propaganda And The Missing Ideological Legacy Of Suharto, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Although President Suharto dominated Indonesian politics for more than three decades, and although Indonesians spent millions of hours under his regime mastering the principles of the national ideology, Pancasila, remarkable little remains of his ideological legacy.


Political Genocides In Postcolonial Asia, Robert Cribb Jan 2010

Political Genocides In Postcolonial Asia, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Argues that mass political killing constitutes genocide when it is intended to destroy a political group. Discusses political genocides in Indonesia, China and Cambodia.


The Homo Floresiensis Controversy, Robert Cribb Dec 2009

The Homo Floresiensis Controversy, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

The 2004 announcement of the discovery of a new species of hominin in the form of sub-fossil remains from Liang Bua cave in Flores aroused immediate excitement and controversy. The discovery attracted sceptical attention from dissenting palaeontologists. The sometimes acrimonious debate addressed the relative importance of apparently archaic and apparently modern features of the remains.


The Indonesian Revolution: Archives And Emotions, Robert Cribb Jan 2009

The Indonesian Revolution: Archives And Emotions, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Discusses the possibility that archival materials can be used to create a sense of emoptional commonality between current generations and earlier ones.


Parapolitics, Shadow Governance And Criminal Sovereignty, Robert Cribb Jan 2009

Parapolitics, Shadow Governance And Criminal Sovereignty, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

No abstract provided.


Indonesia As An Archipelago: Managing Islands, Managing The Seas, Robert Cribb, Michele Ford Dec 2008

Indonesia As An Archipelago: Managing Islands, Managing The Seas, Robert Cribb, Michele Ford

Robert Cribb

Indonesia's archipelagic character shapes its identity.


'A Little Knowledge Is A Useful Thing': Paradoxes In The Asian Studies Experience In Australia, Robert Cribb Jan 2006

'A Little Knowledge Is A Useful Thing': Paradoxes In The Asian Studies Experience In Australia, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Asia has increasingly become a routine part of the educational and research curriculum in Australia, with the consequence that the importance of the specialist skills of Asianists has diminished.


Hiding Borders, Skewing Perspectives And Reversing Time: Possibilities For A New Generation Of Historical Atlases, Li Narangoa, Robert Cribb Jan 2006

Hiding Borders, Skewing Perspectives And Reversing Time: Possibilities For A New Generation Of Historical Atlases, Li Narangoa, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

New computer graphics technology puts the power to create maps into the hanmds of working historians, The result will be a much richer array of imaginations of the geographical past than was once possible.


Legal Pluralism, Decentralisation And The Roots Of Violence In Indonesia, Robert Cribb Jan 2005

Legal Pluralism, Decentralisation And The Roots Of Violence In Indonesia, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

No abstract provided.


Ethical Regulation And Humanities Research In Australia: Problems And Consequences, Robert Cribb Jul 2004

Ethical Regulation And Humanities Research In Australia: Problems And Consequences, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Examines problems created for humanities and social science research by the unthinking application of ethical prescriptions from bio-medical research.


Genocide In The Non-Western World: Implications For Holocaust Studies, Robert Cribb Jan 2003

Genocide In The Non-Western World: Implications For Holocaust Studies, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

The example of the Holocaust has tended to dominate genocide studies, but the broader study of extreme violence makes it difficult to exclude the mass killing of indigenous peoples and mass killing on political grounds from the category of genocide.


Japan And Transformation Of National Identities In The Imperial Era, Li Narangoa, Robert Cribb Jan 2003

Japan And Transformation Of National Identities In The Imperial Era, Li Narangoa, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Japan's view of the nationality of its Asian neightbours took many forms during the imperial era. In some respects Japan asserted its superiority to those neighbours, in other respects saw them as nations with a standing equal to that of Japan. The working out of these two views reflected Japanese strategic interests.


Environmentalism In Indonesian Politics, Robert Cribb Jan 2003

Environmentalism In Indonesian Politics, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Environmential politics emerged in Indonesia during the autheoritarian Suharto era. Rather than being a reaction to Suharto's predatory approach to the environment, many environmental policies were closely tied to the managerial, technocratic and campaign-oriented approach of the New Order.


Remembering, Forgetting And Historical Injustice, Robert Cribb, Kenneth Christie Jan 2002

Remembering, Forgetting And Historical Injustice, Robert Cribb, Kenneth Christie

Robert Cribb

No abstract provided.


Military Strategy In The Indonesian Revolution: Nasution's 'Total People's War' In Theory And Practice, Robert Cribb Oct 2001

Military Strategy In The Indonesian Revolution: Nasution's 'Total People's War' In Theory And Practice, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Analyses the guerrilla strategy of General A.H. Nasution, architect of Indonesia's guerrilla resistance to the Dutch in the late 1940s and finds that his strategy, unlike that of Mao or Giap, involved keeping the mass of the poeple at arm's length from the guerrilla army.


Independence For Java? New National Projects For An Old Empire, Robert Cribb Jan 2001

Independence For Java? New National Projects For An Old Empire, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

In the context of speculation that outlying regions might break away from Indonesia, the chapter suggests that Java might be better off shorn of its Indonesian empire.


Mongoler I Troebbel Pa Java (Mongols In Trouble On Java), Robert Cribb Jan 2001

Mongoler I Troebbel Pa Java (Mongols In Trouble On Java), Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Brief article in Norwegian on the unsuccessful Mongol invasion of Java in the 13th century


How Many Deaths? Problems In The Statistics Of Massacre In Indonesia (1965-1966) And East Timor (1975-1980), Robert Cribb Dec 2000

How Many Deaths? Problems In The Statistics Of Massacre In Indonesia (1965-1966) And East Timor (1975-1980), Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

The chapter critically examines the scanty evidence for the number of people to die in the massacres carried out by the Indonesian army in Indonesia during the suppression of the Indonesian Communist Party in 1965-66 and in East Timor duting the first five years after the indonesian invasion and occupation (1975-80). The chapter concludes that the death toll in Indonesia lay between 200,000 and 800,000, with a figure of 500,000 the current most plausible estimate. It concludes that the common estmate of 200,000 deaths by violence in East Timor is likely to be a significant exaggeration ...


Political Structures And Chinese Business Connections In The Malay World: A Historical Perspective, Robert Cribb Jan 2000

Political Structures And Chinese Business Connections In The Malay World: A Historical Perspective, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

The prominence of ethnic Chinese among successful business owners in Southeast Asia is intriguing. Many have sought the secret of Chinese success in Chinese characteristics. This chapter suggests that Chinese success rests rather on the specific historical circumstances in Southeast Asia during the colonial period and after. A series of crony-like arrangements has been possible because political conditions permitted them,


From Petrus To Ninja: Death Squads In Indonesia, Robert Cribb Dec 1999

From Petrus To Ninja: Death Squads In Indonesia, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Discusses the so-called petrus killings by death squads in Indonesia in 1983-83 and makes comparisons with the stories of killings by 'ninja' around the time of Suharto's fall from power in 1998.


Nation: Making Indonesia, Robert Cribb Jan 1999

Nation: Making Indonesia, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

No abstract provided.


More Smoke Than Fire: The 1997 'Haze' Crisis And Other Environmental Issues In Indonesia', Robert Cribb Jan 1998

More Smoke Than Fire: The 1997 'Haze' Crisis And Other Environmental Issues In Indonesia', Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Reports on the 1987 haze crisis, analyses the four explanations put forward for the crisis and speculates on political consequences for the Suharto government.


Birds Of Paradise And Environmental Politics In Colonial Indonesia, 1890-1931, Robert Cribb Jan 1997

Birds Of Paradise And Environmental Politics In Colonial Indonesia, 1890-1931, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Pressure to protect the bird of paradise, native to New Guinea and eastern Indonesia, began to develop in the late nineteenth century. Progress was slow, partly because lack of knowledge of the ecology of the birds made it difficult to assess the best way to provide protection, partly because of problems of enforcement, partly because of countervailing interests represented by the trade in pelts.


The Politics Of Environmental Protection In Indonesia, Robert Cribb Jan 1988

The Politics Of Environmental Protection In Indonesia, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Discusses the history of environmental protection, principally nature conservation, in Indonesia. Briefly considers colonial policies, but focuses mainly on the expansion of national parks during the middle decades of the New Order. Argues that this expansion arose from the political management styles of the Suharto regime, rather than from a commitment to conservationist ideas


Administrative Competition In The Indonesian Revolution: The Dual Government Of Jakarta, 1945-1947, Robert Cribb Jan 1986

Administrative Competition In The Indonesian Revolution: The Dual Government Of Jakarta, 1945-1947, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Discusses the complex interaction between the Republican municipal government of Jakarta and the Dutch occupation authorities in the city during the early years of the Indonesian Revolution


The Nationalist World Of Occupied Jakarta, 1946-1949, Robert Cribb Jan 1985

The Nationalist World Of Occupied Jakarta, 1946-1949, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Describes the atmosphere in Jakarta during the Dutch occupation, 1946-1949.


Leadership In Asia: Indonesia, Robert Cribb Jan 1985

Leadership In Asia: Indonesia, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Suharto's style of leadership in Indonesia changed significantly over the course of his time in office. In its later stages it was marked by a striking self-effacement.


Elections In Jakarta, Robert Cribb Jun 1984

Elections In Jakarta, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

No abstract provided.