The Rise of International Capital

Indonesian Conglomerates in ASEAN

  • Faris Al-Fadhat

Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific book series (CSAP)

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About this book


This book analyzes the social forces and political coalitions driving regional integration projects in Asia with a focus on ASEAN and Indonesian conglomerates. It asks which social forces within the domestic political economy of Asian states are driving governments to seek regional arrangements for economic governance. In particular, the book considers how the emergence, reorganization, and expansion of capitalist class have conditioned political support for regional economic integration. By addressing these issues, the book emphasizes that the wellspring of regional economic institution projects stem from the process of capitalist development and the social forces it has unleashed. The book’s aims place the social and class relations that underpin regional projects—rather than the institutions which result from them—at the centre of the analysis of regional integration. The research for this account draws mainly on primary documents from archival and field research conducted by the author, including company documents and in-depth interviews, government reports and policies, and trade publications and data sources, which is supplemented with secondary sources where relevant.

Faris Al-Fadhat is a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia and an associate at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia.


Economic Governance Capacity Social Relations Framework Regional Economic Governance Internationalization of capital in Southeast Asia Restructuring of capital in Southeast Asia ASEAN Regional Economic Integration ASEAN Internationalization of capital Politics of Indonesian conglomerates Capital Expansion in Indonesia Regional Alliance in Indonesia Salim Group in Indonesia Social Relations of Capital Expansion

Authors and affiliations

  • Faris Al-Fadhat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International RelationsUniversitas Muhammadiyah YogyakartaBantulIndonesia

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3190-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3191-6
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