On Dutch colonialism, see for example:
- J. Adams, Principals and Agents, Colonialist and Company Men: the Decay of Colonial Control in the Dutch East Indies, American Sociological Review, Vol. 61 (1996), pp. 12-28
- R.E.Elson, The Politics of Colonial Exploitation: Java, the Dutch, and the Cultivation System. Ithaca, NY: Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 1992
- M. Kuitenbrouwer, The Netherlands and the Rise of Modern Imperialism: Colonies and Foreign Policy. New York, Oxford: Berd, 1991.
On the decolonization process, especially on the relevant political conflicts within the Netherlands, see:
- J.J.A. van Doorn, The Past is a Strong Present. The Dutch-Indonesian Conflict and the Persistence of the Colonial Pattern, The Netherlands Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 2 (1995), pp. 153-171
- M. Fennema, Dutch Policy Networks and Discourses in the Decolonization of Indonesia, Acta Politica, Vol. 29 (1994), pp. 147-171
- J. Bank, Lijphart Malgré Lui: The Politics of Accommodation in the Indonesian Question, Acta Politica, Vol.19 (1984), pp. 73-84
- A. Lijphart, The Trauma of Decolonization: the Dutch and West New Guinea, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966.