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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's political system, and its interactions with society. Combining careful case studies with an eye to the big picture, it is an indispensable guide to democratic Indonesia, its achievements, shortcomings and continuing challenges.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Maps and Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. xv-xx
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  1. 1. Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia: An Overview
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. Indonesia's Place in Global Democracy
  2. pp. 21-49
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  1. Part I: Managing Democracy
  2. p. 51
  1. 3. Indonesia’s 2009 Elections: Defective System, Resilient Democracy
  2. pp. 53-74
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  1. 4. Voters and the New Indonesian Democracy
  2. pp. 75-99
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  1. 5. Indonesia’s 2009 Elections: Performance Challenges and Negative Precedents
  2. pp. 100-121
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  1. 6. The Professionalisation of Politics: The Growing Role of Polling Organisations and Political Consultants
  2. pp. 122-140
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  1. 7. The Indonesian Party System after the 2009 Elections: Towards Stability?
  2. pp. 141-159
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  1. 8. The Parliament in Indonesia’s Decade of Democracy: People’s Forum or Chamber of Cronies?
  2. pp. 160-178
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  1. Part II: Society and Democratic Contestation
  2. p. 179
  1. 9. Entertainment, Domestication and Dispersal: Street Politics as Popular Culture
  2. pp. 181-198
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  1. 10. The Rise and Fall of Political Gangsters in Indonesian Democracy
  2. pp. 199-218
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  1. 11. Increasing the Proportion of Women in the National Parliament: Opportunities, Barriers and Challenges
  2. pp. 219-242
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  1. 12. Pushing the Boundaries: Women in Direct Local Elections and Local Government
  2. pp. 243-263
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  1. Part III: Local Democracy
  2. p. 265
  1. 13. Decentralisation and Local Democracy in Indonesia: The Marginalisation of the Public Sphere
  2. pp. 267-285
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  1. 14. Services Rendered: Peace, Patronage and Post-conflict Elections in Aceh
  2. pp. 286-306
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  1. 15. Electoral Politics and Democratic Freedoms in Papua
  2. pp. 307-329
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  1. 16. The Normalisation of Local Politics? Watching the Presidential Elections in Morotai, North Maluku
  2. pp. 330-348
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 349-359
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789814279918
Related ISBN
9789814279895
MARC Record
OCLC
751689168
Pages
360
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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