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STATE VIOLENCE AND THE ELITE’S CONSPIRACY: An Analysis of the “27 July Incident” in Indonesia

Posted by lmakhasin on June 8th, 2012 under EPI • Comments Off on STATE VIOLENCE AND THE ELITE’S CONSPIRACY: An Analysis of the “27 July Incident” in Indonesia

  Luthfi Makhasin (luthfi.makhasin@gmail.com)               The 27th July incident refers to violently taking over of PDI’s office occupied by Megawati’s supporters and the following mass riot taking place in Jakarta on the whole Saturday, 27th July 1996. According to the official report of Indonesian Human Rights Commission, the incident resulted in 5 people killed, […]

THE STATE AND PLANTATION WORKERS: Corporatism and Resistance

Posted by lmakhasin on June 8th, 2012 under EPI • Comments Off on THE STATE AND PLANTATION WORKERS: Corporatism and Resistance

Luthfi Makhasin (luthfi.makhasin@gmail.com)               This essay attempts to explain modes of labor control and resistance of plantation workers after the New Order focusing exclusively on those employed in state-owned plantations/estates.[1] Following the overthrown of the New Order, modes of labor control are becoming more decentralized with companies as the main executor. The modes of […]

Kronologis Skandal BLBI

Posted by lmakhasin on June 6th, 2012 under EPI • Comments Off on Kronologis Skandal BLBI

No. Waktu Keterangan Juli 1997 § Krisis Moneter, kepercayaan terhadap Rupiah merosot tajam § BI memperluas rentang intervenís Kurs dari Rp. 192 (8%) menjadi Rp.304 (12%). § BI melakukan pengetatan likuiditas dan menaikan suku bunga SBI dari 6% menjadi 14%. § Pemerintah menghentikan pembelian SPBU dari bank-bank. Agustus 1997 § Pemerintah menerapkan sistem mengambang (manage […]

The End of Dollar Supremacy?

Posted by lmakhasin on March 8th, 2010 under EPI • 4 Comments

Daily Article by Antony Mueller | Posted on 10/20/2003 12:00:00 AM Given the current account deficit in the United States of more than five per cent and a negative net foreign investment position of over twenty per cent of its gross domestic product, it is the relative stability of the US dollar that needs explanation and not […]

Praktek Bantuan Asing dan Diskursus Pembangunan

Posted by lmakhasin on March 6th, 2010 under EPI • Comments Off on Praktek Bantuan Asing dan Diskursus Pembangunan

Hubungan yang timpang dengan “dunia pertama” sudah menjadi persoalan klasik yang dihadapi “dunia ketiga”. Manifestasi paling nyata dari ketimpangan ini adalah dalam praktek bantuan luar negeri yang diberikan “dunia pertama” kepada “dunia ketiga”. Sudah banyak studi yang menunjukkan bahwa bantuan merupakan mode baru eksploitasi “dunia pertama” atas “dunia ketiga”. Yang tidak cukup banyak disentuh adalah […]

Money and Power in World Politics

Posted by lmakhasin on March 3rd, 2010 under EPI • 25 Comments

Prepared for inclusion in Strange Power, edited by Thomas C. Lawton and Amy C. Verdun (Ashgate Publishing, 2000). The link between money and power in world politics was one of the most enduring themes in the work of Susan Strange. As she told a young American economist some third of a century ago, freshly arrived […]

History of the Petrodollar: Iran and Iraq

Posted by lmakhasin on March 3rd, 2010 under EPI • 55 Comments

By Jim Willie Monday, April 23rd, 2007 COSTA RICA — The focus on gold and the USDollar alone lacks a crucial factor in maintaining the world currency reserve on its fragile pedestal. The PetroDollar is a term used to describe the close relationship between the USDollar and the crude oil export business dominated by Saudi […]

Century dan Masa Depan Ekonomi Politik Indonesia

Posted by lmakhasin on March 3rd, 2010 under EPI • Comments Off on Century dan Masa Depan Ekonomi Politik Indonesia

Kasus Century telah menyita perhatian publik selama 3 bulan terakhir. Dengan berakhirnya kerja Panitia Angket DPR hari ini, tidak ada jaminan bahwa kasus ini akan segera berhenti untuk diperbincangkan. Kasus Century mencuat menyusul pernyataan Wapres Jusuf Kalla pada akhir Agustus 2009. Jusuf Kalla dengan keras mengkritik kebijakan ‘bail-out’ yang diputuskan KSSK yang diketuai oleh Menkeu […]

Praktek Bantuan Asing dan Diskursus Pembangunan

Posted by lmakhasin on December 21st, 2009 under EPI • Comments Off on Praktek Bantuan Asing dan Diskursus Pembangunan

Hubungan yang timpang dengan “dunia pertama” sudah menjadi persoalan klasik yang dihadapi “dunia ketiga”. Manifestasi paling nyata dari ketimpangan ini adalah dalam praktek bantuan luar negeri yang diberikan “dunia pertama” kepada “dunia ketiga”. Sudah banyak studi yang menunjukkan bahwa bantuan merupakan mode baru eksploitasi “dunia pertama” atas “dunia ketiga”. Yang tidak cukup banyak disentuh adalah […]