The Politics of Migration in Indonesia and Beyond

  • Riwanto¬†Tirtosudarmo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Indonesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Riwanto Tirtosudarmo
      Pages 3-28
    3. Riwanto Tirtosudarmo
      Pages 49-68
    4. Riwanto Tirtosudarmo
      Pages 69-80
    5. Riwanto Tirtosudarmo
      Pages 101-111
  3. Beyond Indonesia

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 225-237

About this book


This book looks at migration from social and political dimensions, placing its studies between the realm of demography and politics. It approaches the issues of migration by emphasizing the important power relations that have been neglected in the study of migration. The book starts by looking at Indonesian migration to provide an understanding of internal migration. It then looks beyond its national borders for a wider understanding of Asia. This book showcases several case studies both in Indonesia and beyond to illustrate the intricate politics of migration. It also looks at the politics of migration from the sending country perspective and unravels the link between migration and security. The book provides reviews of the wider literature relating to population mobility and distribution. It also shows readers how to adopt a new perspective in the study of movement of people, which is an issue that is increasingly becoming important as movement of people unfolds globally in terms of both volume and direction. This book is a valuable asset for students, academics and researchers in the area of demography and social-politics, especially those interested in migration and refugees. Those keen in understanding decentralization in greater depth will also benefit from this book. 


Politics of migration in southeast asia Indonesian politics of migration Demographic engineering and displacement The politics of space in Malay world Minahasan community in Japan Politics of space in Indonesia Nunukan tragedy Transmigration in Indonesia Decentralization and inequality of migration Florenese community in Sabah

Authors and affiliations

  • Riwanto¬†Tirtosudarmo
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Society and CultureIndonesian Institute of SciencesJakartaIndonesia

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