The New Order of General Soeharto

  • Ulf Sundhaussen (Author)

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In this article an attempt is made to determine to what extent the policies of General Soeharto constitute a principal change from those of the late President Sukarno. It is maintained here that a number of important policy changes have been effected in particularly the foreign affairs and economic fields, and that different political forces have now the controlling influence in internal politics. At the same time it is suggested that the political style and form of government in Indonesia has not yet changed to the extent to justify the regime’s claim of having established a New Order. Howevern, the changes that have taken place so far are seen here as indicating a possibility in the future for changes in the polity as well.