The Internet in Indonesia's New Democracy

1st Edition

David T. Hill, Krishna Sen

Routledge
Published April 30, 2009
Reference - 206 Pages
ISBN 9780415470261 - CAT# RU55844
Series: Asia's Transformations/Asia.com

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Summary

The Internet in Indonesia’s New Democracy is a detailed study of legal, economic, political and cultural practices surrounding the provision and consumption of the Internet in Indonesia at the turn of the twenty-first century. Hill and Sen detail the emergence of the Internet into Indonesia in the mid-1990s, and cover its growth through the dramatic economic and political crises of 1997 and the subsequent transition to democracy.

Conceptually the Internet is seen as a global phenomenon, with global implications, however this book develops a way of thinking about the Internet within the limits of geo-political categories of nations and provinces. The political turmoil in Indonesia provides a unique context in which to understand the specific local and national consequences of a global, universal technology.

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