Continuity and Change in Indonesian Labour Relations in the Habibie Interregnum

Continuity and Change in Indonesian Labour Relations in the Habibie Interregnum Continuity and Change in Indonesian Labour Relations in the Habibie Interregnum Michele Ford Department of History and Politics Wollongong University There were considerable changes in Indonesia's industrial relations climate and regulatory framework during the Habibie interregnum. This article explores the implications of those changes for informal workers' organizations, unions and labour- oriented NGOs. The article is divided into two sections. The first section reflects upon the philosophy, institutions and practice of labour relations under Suharto's New Order and describes organized opposition to the industrial relations system, while the second describes the ways in which labour relations and representation changed during the Habibie interregnum. The collapse of the rupiah, the fall of Suharto, and the subsequent disintegration of the New Order's corporatist state system during the Habibie interregnum had mixed implications for Indonesia's labour movement. Labour activists did not - as Hadiz (1997:188) had predicted they may - seize the opportunity to press their demands as factions within the elite jockeyed for power in the post-Suharto vacuum. Rather, in contrast to the dominance of labour concerns in the late New Order press, labour issues became seemingly lost in Indonesia's collective fixation on the process of political reform and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Journal of Social Science Brill

Continuity and Change in Indonesian Labour Relations in the Habibie Interregnum

Asian Journal of Social Science, Volume 28 (2): 59 – Jan 1, 2000

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/continuity-and-change-in-indonesian-labour-relations-in-the-habibie-vB3k4HNLVS
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2000 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1568-4849
eISSN
1568-5314
D.O.I.
10.1163/030382400X00055
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Continuity and Change in Indonesian Labour Relations in the Habibie Interregnum Michele Ford Department of History and Politics Wollongong University There were considerable changes in Indonesia's industrial relations climate and regulatory framework during the Habibie interregnum. This article explores the implications of those changes for informal workers' organizations, unions and labour- oriented NGOs. The article is divided into two sections. The first section reflects upon the philosophy, institutions and practice of labour relations under Suharto's New Order and describes organized opposition to the industrial relations system, while the second describes the ways in which labour relations and representation changed during the Habibie interregnum. The collapse of the rupiah, the fall of Suharto, and the subsequent disintegration of the New Order's corporatist state system during the Habibie interregnum had mixed implications for Indonesia's labour movement. Labour activists did not - as Hadiz (1997:188) had predicted they may - seize the opportunity to press their demands as factions within the elite jockeyed for power in the post-Suharto vacuum. Rather, in contrast to the dominance of labour concerns in the late New Order press, labour issues became seemingly lost in Indonesia's collective fixation on the process of political reform and the

Journal

Asian Journal of Social ScienceBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2000

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off