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City For Whom?

Instead of being a focus for growth and prosperity, cities have become dumping grounds for excess populations working in unskilled, unprotected, and low-wage informal service industries and trades. (UN Habitat 2003, in (Davis 2004)
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Struggling for a job

When Albert told me of how he had tried for five years to find a decent job, he had just returned from Jakarta and was on the run from the police. He had been in a fight with a police officer in a nightclub there, and they were looking for him.
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Portrait of the “Glass State”

The Cicadas area was once known as a prone area, a place for drunken, tarok, and slipper makers. There is even its own term to describe the Cicadas area, which is the country of glass.
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Village Survival

Many parties worry about the sustainability of agriculture, especially rice farming. This concern is partly due to the high production costs, the narrowing of paddy fields, and the younger generation who are reluctant to work in the fields because they consider working in the fields to be dirty, unprofitable and demeaning.
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World Bank and Good Governance

With the third highest loan size in Indonesia in 2005 (US$8.8 billion, after Japan and the IMF), the World Bank is the most influential and most controversial institution in Indonesia today.