From Colonization to Nation-State
This book examines the history of the political demography of Indonesia. Chronologically, the book begins by introducing the colonization program as a predecessor of transmigration program after independence. The transmigration program, Indonesia’s state policy on migration, is discussed at length in the book but other migration related issues are also presented to show the complex relationship between migration and other social, economic and political issues in Indonesia. In the final chapter, the book discusses the contemporary issues and challenges of disintegration that is facing Indonesia as a nation-state. The book ends with an epilog that shows Indonesia’s political demography challenges in the 21st Century.
Originally published by Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jakarta, 2013.
About Riwanto Tirtosudarmo
Riwanto Tirtosudarmo, got his PhD in Social Demography (1990), Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Since 1980, he has been working with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and he is now a senior researcher at the Research Center for Society and Culture, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (PMB-LIPI). He publishes papers extensively in scientific and popular journals on political demography and the politics of migration in Indonesia and beyond. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at the Department of Sociology, Brown University (1996–97), Fellow-in-Residence 2000–2001 at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) and Visiting Professor 2003–2004 at Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) Tokyo University for Foreign Languages (TUFS). Among his published books: FromRiau to East Timor: The Political Demography of Indonesia (1966), InSearch of Indonesia 1: The Political Demography of Post Suharto (2007); In Search of Indonesia 2: The Limits of Social Engineering (2010); From Colonization to Nation-State: The Political Demography of Indonesia (2013), On the politics of migration: Indonesia and beyond (2015)