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Managing Indonesia’s Transformation: An Oral History by Ginandjar Kartasasmita (review)

Managing Indonesia’s Transformation: An Oral History by Ginandjar Kartasasmita (review) Ginandjar Kartasasmita. Managing Indonesia's Transformation: An Oral History. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2013. 480 pp. Colin Brown For over three decades, Ginandjar Kartasasmita stood at or near the center of political and economic decision-making in Indonesia. Having graduated from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 1965, he returned to Indonesia and joined the air force, rising steadily through the ranks until his retirement in 1994 as a vice marshal. But it is his career as a bureaucrat and politician for which he is better known, and which is the focus of this book. He served as a senior bureaucrat or a minister under Suharto and Habibie. He was, at various times, head of the National Development Planning Agency (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional, BAPPENAS), Minister for Mines and Energy, and twice Coordinating Minister for Economic, Financial, and Industrial Affairs. He sat in the People's Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat, MPR) where he represented the armed forces faction, chairing that faction from 1997 to 2002. He was the inaugural chair of the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, DPD) of the Indonesian Parliament when that body was established in 2004. He retired from office in 2009, but remains http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indonesia Southeast Asia Program [Cornell University]

Managing Indonesia’s Transformation: An Oral History by Ginandjar Kartasasmita (review)

Indonesia , Volume 97 (1) – Jun 27, 2014

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Ginandjar Kartasasmita. Managing Indonesia's Transformation: An Oral History. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2013. 480 pp. Colin Brown For over three decades, Ginandjar Kartasasmita stood at or near the center of political and economic decision-making in Indonesia. Having graduated from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 1965, he returned to Indonesia and joined the air force, rising steadily through the ranks until his retirement in 1994 as a vice marshal. But it is his career as a bureaucrat and politician for which he is better known, and which is the focus of this book. He served as a senior bureaucrat or a minister under Suharto and Habibie. He was, at various times, head of the National Development Planning Agency (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional, BAPPENAS), Minister for Mines and Energy, and twice Coordinating Minister for Economic, Financial, and Industrial Affairs. He sat in the People's Consultative Assembly (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat, MPR) where he represented the armed forces faction, chairing that faction from 1997 to 2002. He was the inaugural chair of the Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, DPD) of the Indonesian Parliament when that body was established in 2004. He retired from office in 2009, but remains

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Published: Jun 27, 2014

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