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Research in international studies. Southeast Asia series ; no. 126.
"Half of Indonesia's massive population still lives on farms, and for these tens of millions of people the revolutionary promise of land reform remains largely unfulfilled. The Basic Agrarian Law, enacted in the wake of the Indonesian Revolution, was supposed to provide access to land and equitable returns for peasant farmers. But fifty years later, the law's objectives of social justice have not been achieved. Land for the People provides a comprehensive look at land conflict and agrarian reform throughout Indonesia's recent history, from the roots of land conflicts in the prerevolutionary period, and the Sukarno and Suharto regimes, to the present day, in which democratization is creating new contexts for peoples' claims to the land. Drawing on studies from across Indonesia's diverse landscape, the contributors examine some of the most significant issues and events affecting land rights, including shifts in policy from the early postrevolutionary period to the New Order; the Land Administration Project that formed the core of land policy during the late New Order period; a long-running and representative dispute over a golf course in West Java that pitted numerous indigenous farmers in Kalimantan against the urban elite; Suharto's notorious "million hectare" project that resulted in loss of access to land and resources for numerous farmers; and the struggle by Bandung's urban poor to be treated equitably in the context of commercial land development. Together, these essays provide a critical resource for understanding one of Indonesia's most pressing and most influential issues"-- Provided by publisher.
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The land, the law, and the people / Anton Lucas and Carol Warren Land concentration and land reform in Indonesia : interpreting agricultural census data, 1963/2000 / Dianto Bachriadi and Gunawan Wiradi Indonesia's land titling program (LAP) : the market solution? / Carol Warren and Anton Lucas The Cimacan golf course dispute since the New Order / Anton Lucas Oil palm plantations, customary rights, and local protests : a West Sumatran case study / Afrizal Tenure and transformation in Central Kalimantan : after the "million hectare" project / John McCarthy Land disputes and the church : sobering thoughts from Flores / John Mansford Prior Legal certainty for whom? : land contestation and value transformations at Gili Trawangan, Lombok / Carol Warren Dealing with the urban poor : changing law and practice of commercial land clearance in post New Order Bandung / Gustaaf Reerink The agrarian movement, civil society, and emerging political constellations / Dianto Bachriadi, Anton Lucas, and Carol Warren Agrarian resources and conflict in the twenty-first century / Carol Warren and Anton Lucas.
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Print version: Land for the people : the state and agrarian conflict in Indonesia. Athens : Ohio University Press,  xx, 405 pages Ohio University research in international studies. Southeast Asia series ; number 126