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Indonesian Law by Tim Lindsey and Simon Butt (review)

Indonesian Law by Tim Lindsey and Simon Butt (review) Tim Lindsey and Simon Butt. Indonesian Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 576 pp. Jeremy J. Kingsley A book titled Indonesian Law at first glance suggests an ambitious undertaking. Even though I know Tim Lindsey and Simon Butt are both knowledgeable and leading scholars of Indonesian law, at the outset I was concerned about overreach in terms of the book’s scope. With these words of caution, it is good to be proven wrong. As soon as one opens this book it is hard not to recognize the breadth, and importantly, depth, of this publication. Essentially, it is a remarkably fine reference book outlining Indonesian law. It provides a framework for understanding and learning the broad parameters of Indonesia’s substantive law and legal institutions. This will be a useful resource for students, legal professionals, and scholars of Indonesian law, and acts as a sound starting point to contextualize the Indonesian legal system and its impact on Indonesian society. Having studied Indonesian law and its legal culture for over a decade, I still found this text to be enlightening and a rich source of information on the Indonesian legal system. It provides a clear outline of substantive Indonesian law and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indonesia Southeast Asia Program [Cornell University]

Indonesian Law by Tim Lindsey and Simon Butt (review)

Indonesia , Volume 109 (1) – May 15, 2020

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Southeast Asia Program [Cornell University]
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2164-8654

Abstract

Tim Lindsey and Simon Butt. Indonesian Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 576 pp. Jeremy J. Kingsley A book titled Indonesian Law at first glance suggests an ambitious undertaking. Even though I know Tim Lindsey and Simon Butt are both knowledgeable and leading scholars of Indonesian law, at the outset I was concerned about overreach in terms of the book’s scope. With these words of caution, it is good to be proven wrong. As soon as one opens this book it is hard not to recognize the breadth, and importantly, depth, of this publication. Essentially, it is a remarkably fine reference book outlining Indonesian law. It provides a framework for understanding and learning the broad parameters of Indonesia’s substantive law and legal institutions. This will be a useful resource for students, legal professionals, and scholars of Indonesian law, and acts as a sound starting point to contextualize the Indonesian legal system and its impact on Indonesian society. Having studied Indonesian law and its legal culture for over a decade, I still found this text to be enlightening and a rich source of information on the Indonesian legal system. It provides a clear outline of substantive Indonesian law and the

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IndonesiaSoutheast Asia Program [Cornell University]

Published: May 15, 2020

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