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Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
What makes people love and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? While many studies have been written on nationalist political movements, the sense of nationality - the personal
The Spectre of Comparisons: Nationalism, Southeast Asia, and the World
This collection of essays spans a range of subjects, including: Aquino's Philippines, where the horses on the haciendas ate better than the stable hands; and political assassinations in contemporary
The Idea of Power in Javanese Culture
  • B. Anderson
  • Political Science
    Culture and Politics in Indonesia
  • 30 June 2019
Old State, New Society: Indonesia's New Order in Comparative Historical Perspective
The author of this article argues that the paradox of postcolonial states pursuing internal and external policies remarkably similar to those of their colonial predecessors, despite the passage from
Mapping the nation
Few political phenomena have proved as confusing and difficult to comprehend as nationalism. There is no consensus on its identity, genesis or future. Are we, for example, in the process of being
Indonesian Nationalism Today and in the Future
The first is that nationalism is something very old and is inherited from, of course, "absolutely splendid ancestors." Thus it is something that arises "naturally" in the blood and flesh of each of