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Global Leadership Talk: Constructing Good Governance in Indonesia

Zane Goebel


This book examines the discursive connections between global flows of ideologies about leadership and good governance, how these ideologies are localized in Indonesia, and how all of this relates to changing political, bureaucratic, and market regimes between 1998 and 2004. It starts with a speech given by the head of the International Monetary Fund about the importance of good governance. It then traces the uptake of shibboleths of this speech within Indonesian government policy documents, within the Indonesian mass media, and in the everyday talk that occurred in a government office in Indon ... More

Keywords: anthropology, globalization, good governance, Indonesia, linguistic anthropology, localization, leadership, politics, reflexivity, sociolinguistics, talk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190845049
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190845049.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zane Goebel, author
Associate Professor of Indonesian and Applied Linguistics, University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia