Party Politics and Democratization in Indonesia

Party Politics and Democratization in Indonesia


  • Author : Dirk Tomsa
  • Publisher : Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415460088


Party Politics and Democratization in Indonesia Book Description :

Focusing on the Golkar party, this work offers an analysis of Indonesian party politics in the post-Suharto era. The author adopts a multi-dimensional conceptual framework of party institutionalization theory....

Party Politics and Democratization in Indonesia

Party Politics and Democratization in Indonesia


  • Author : Dirk Tomsa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-09-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134045754


Party Politics and Democratization in Indonesia Book Description :

Party Politics and Democratization in Indonesia: Golkar in the Post-Suharto Era provides the first in-depth analysis of contemporary Indonesian party politics and the first systematic explanation why Golkar is still the strongest party in Indonesia. Applying a multi-dimensional conceptual framework of party institutionalization theory, the book examines Golkar’s organizational infrastructure, its decisional autonomy and programmatic platform as well as the party’s relations to the mass media. Strengths and weaknesses in the individual dimensions of institutionalization are then contrasted with the corresponding levels of institutionalization reached by Indonesia’s other major parties. Tomsa argues that Golkar remains Indonesia’s strongest par...

Deepening Democracy in Indonesia

Deepening Democracy in Indonesia


  • Author : Maribeth Erb
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Democracy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789812308412


Deepening Democracy in Indonesia Book Description :

Since the fall of long-reigning President Soeharto, in 1998, Indonesia has been in an era of transition, away from an authoritarian regime, and on a quest for democracy. This quest started with decentralization laws implemented in 2001, which gave greater autonomy to the regions, and continued with the direct elections for the national and local legislatures and the President in 2004. The latest development in this democratization process is the implementation of a system for the direct election of regional leaders, which began in 2005; the first round of elections across the nation for all governors, mayors and district heads was completed in 2008. Authors of the chapters in this volume, the result of a workshop in Singapore in 2006, present data fr...

Democratization in Post Suharto Indonesia

Democratization in Post Suharto Indonesia


  • Author : Marco Bunte
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-08-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134070886


Democratization in Post Suharto Indonesia Book Description :

In May 1998 the fall of Suharto marked the beginning of a difficult and multi-layered transition process. It was accompanied by intensified conflict in the political arena, a dramatic increase of ethnic and religious violence and the danger of national disintegration. Ten years after the collapse of the New Order, Indonesia has made significant progress, however the quality of democracy is still low. Theoretically innovative and empirically sound, this book is an in-depth analysis of the Indonesian reform process since 1998. Marco Bünte and Andreas Ufen bring together a selection of noted Indonesia experts to provide new insights into the restructuring of core state institutions, the empowerment of Parliament, the slow and difficult evolution of the...

Party Politics in Southeast Asia

Party Politics in Southeast Asia


  • Author : Dirk Tomsa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415519427


Party Politics in Southeast Asia Book Description :

Contributing to the growing discourse on political parties in Asia, this book looks at parties in Southeast Asia's most competitive electoral democracies of Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. It highlights the diverse dynamics of party politics in the region and provides new insights into organizational structures, mobilizational strategies and the multiple dimensions of linkages between political parties and their voters. The book focuses on the prominence of clientelistic practices and strategies, both within parties as well as between parties and their voters. It demonstrates that clientelism is extremely versatile and can take many forms, ranging from traditional, personalized relationships between a patron and a client to the modern reinca...

Democracy for Sale

Democracy for Sale


  • Author : Edward Aspinall
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501732997


Democracy for Sale Book Description :

Democracy for Sale is an on-the-ground account of Indonesian democracy, analyzing its election campaigns and behind-the-scenes machinations. Edward Aspinall and Ward Berenschot assess the informal networks and political strategies that shape access to power and privilege in the messy political environment of contemporary Indonesia. In post-Suharto Indonesian politics the exchange of patronage for political support is commonplace. Clientelism, argue the authors, saturates the political system, and in Democracy for Sale they reveal the everyday practices of vote buying, influence peddling, manipulating government programs, and skimming money from government projects. In doing so, Aspinall and Berenschot advance three major arguments. The first argument...

Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia
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Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia


  • Author : Edward Aspinall
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814279895


Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia Book Description :

Alternately lauded as a democratic success story and decried as a flawed democracy, Indonesia deserves serious consideration by anyone concerned with the global state of democracy. Yet, more than ten years after the collapse of the authoritarian Suharto regime, we still know little about how the key institutions of Indonesian democracy actually function. This book, written by leading democracy experts and scholars of Indonesia, presents a sorely needed study of the inner workings of Indonesia......

Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia


  • Author : Edward Aspinall
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814279895


Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia Book Description :

Alternately lauded as a democratic success story and decried as a flawed democracy, Indonesia deserves serious consideration by anyone concerned with the global state of democracy. Yet, more than ten years after the collapse of the authoritarian Suharto regime, we still know little about how the key institutions of Indonesian democracy actually function. This book, written by leading democracy experts and scholars of Indonesia, presents a sorely needed study of the inner workings of Indonesia......

Reinventing Asian Populism

Reinventing Asian Populism


  • Author : Marcus Mietzner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-03-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0866382623


Reinventing Asian Populism Book Description :

The book description text is repeated (2 times, one after the other). Rather than you reading through the description to determine where the repeat starts, please replace the description with the following: Around the globe, populists have used the decline of established political parties and widespread societal fears of globalization to launch increasingly successful electoral campaigns. Indonesia is no exception. In the 2014 presidential elections, two populists even competed against each other--albeit with vastly different concepts of populism. Prabowo Subianto, the wealthy former son-in-law of ex-autocrat Suharto, offered a classic populist paradigm based on anti-foreign rhetoric, condemnation of the status quo, appeal to the poor, and neo-author...

Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia

Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia


  • Author : Donald L. Horowitz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-25
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107027275


Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia Book Description :

This is the story of how democracy became entrenched in the world's largest Muslim-majority country. Indonesia was threatened by a possibility of deadlock over a new constitution and by violence between Islamic and secular groups. It managed to overcome these divisions by adopting an unconventional, gradual course of constitutional amendment that made consensus possible. The Indonesians also adopted political institutions that preserved their political pluralism and provided incentives for politicians to behave moderately. As a result, Indonesia has managed to hold multiple elections and to transfer power peacefully....