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Economists with Guns

Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968

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Economists with Guns by Bradley R. Simpson
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Offering the first comprehensive history of U.S relations with Indonesia during the 1960s, Economists with Guns explores one of the central dynamics of international politics during the Cold War: the emergence and U.S. embrace of authoritarian regimes pledged to programs of military-led development. Drawing on newly declassified archival material, Simpson examines how Americans and Indonesians imagined the country's development in the 1950s and why they abandoned their democratic hopes in the 1960s in favor of Suharto's military regime. Far from viewing development as a path to democracy, this book highlights the evolving commitment of Americans and Indonesians to authoritarianism in the 1960s on.

Author Biography

Bradley R. Simpson is Assistant Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is also the director of a National Security Archive project to declassify U.S. documents concerning Indonesia and East Timor during the reign of General Suharto (1965-1998).
Release date Australia
January 19th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Stanford University Press
Pages
376
Dimensions
152x226x28
ISBN-13
9780804771825
Product ID
4181427

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