For Profit and Prosperity: The Contribution Made by Dutch Engineers to Public Works In Indonesia 1800-2000. Dutch and other scholars with specialist knowledge of both engineering and Dutch and Indonesian history contribute to this substantial study of the wide-ranging contribution of Dutch engineers to public works in Indonesia. Their work of course has left continuing legacies in the country. Archival, technical and photographic material is incorporated in the accounts of specialised developments. Attention is also paid to the labour, education, levy, local taxation and control factors in the Dutch-based economy and policy-making of the pre-WWII period. An Afterword looks at some of the paternalistic attitudes made evident in the engineering policies and practices of the colonial period. With appended research and technical data, reading lists and index.
For Profit and Prosperity
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AuthorsRavesteijn, Wim; Jan Kop (eds.)