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By Greg Barton

ISBN-10: 0868404055

ISBN-13: 9780868404059

In humiliating situations, Indonesia's fourth president, Abdurrahman Wahid was once pressured from workplace in August 2001 after under years within the activity. Wahid, virtually blind and bodily vulnerable after a couple of strokes, was once commonly misunderstood within the West, even being obvious as a a little comical determine. yet in Indonesia the Muslim pupil affectionately often called Gus Dur to thousands of individuals had lengthy been respected by means of a lot of his countrymen and hugely revered by way of the country's elites. His existence were certainly one of nice public provider to his fellow electorate, his faith and his trust in liberal democracy. during this permitted biography, a lot of it in line with distinctive first-hand commentary, Greg Barton introduces us to either the fellow and his global and makes an attempt to make feel of his debatable public occupation and presidency. Barton has recognized Wahid due to the fact 1989, whilst he begun discovering the impression of Islamic liberalism in Indonesia, and has consequently spend many months along with his topic, together with seven months in the course of Wahid's 21-month presidency, either in Indonesia and traveling with him in a foreign country. somebody who's in any respect attracted to the drama of recent Indonesia will locate this view from the interior to be an important learn.

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The ceremony the next day was to take place just a few hours after the members of the People’s Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat — MPR) had cast their vote to elect the president. Earlier that evening the parliamentary building had been bustling with life as dozens of local and international television crews jostled for space in the balconies on each side of the Assembly hall. The hall itself had been filled with almost seven hundred Assembly members, numerous officials, and a large crowd of journalists and spectators who had packed the large rear balcony to overflowing.

I am also very grateful to Deakin University, and the Faculty of Arts and the School of Social Inquiry within it, for the understanding and flexibility that has been extended to me, allowing me to spend months each year away from campus on field work. I am particularly appreciative of the Dean’s publication support scheme which made it possible for me to spend the first half of 2000 focusing almost exclusively on hammering out a manuscript. I am also grateful for the permission from several parties for me to use material in this book.

The sad news of Herb’s untimely death on 15 November 2001 came just as I was preparing these comments. I cannot claim that Herb’s scholarship shaped my own in any direct manner that I can easily delineate. I can say, however, that his very personality had an influence on me and many other scholars of Indonesia that was as profound as it was subtle. Herb was the model for us all of passionate, concerned, engaged scholarship. He was a mensch, an intellectual not afraid of actively engaging with his subject and with society.

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