The Impossibility of Liberalism and Democracy in Indonesia 1840-1940

by Thommy Svensson

32 pp.,
NIAS Reports # 13
Available from NIAS Press worldwide

Paperback - 1994, Available
ISBN 978 87 87062 17 6, £5.00

Explores this crisis of humanitarian liberalism and colonialism, focusing on the collapse of laissez-faire doctrines in the late 19th century and the unrecognised role that liberal humanitarian ideas played in the later colonial period.

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