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After a nation has transitioned from authoritarianism to democracy, how are democratic norms most effectively fostered and maintained? This book uses as its case study Indonesia after the fall of the dictator Suharto to reveal that a contentious, even scandal-obsessed press can actually prove extremely useful for an emergent democracy. A society that can tolerate and protect journalists willing to expose corruption and scandal among elites is one, the author finds, in which ordinary citizens are willing to believe in and support other democratic institutions. Based on extensive interviews and research in Indonesia, this book offers a new and surprising perspective on the role of the press and the nature of scandal-driven journalism in fledgling democracies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Note on Spelling and Personal Names
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Understanding Democratic Consolidation
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1. Origins of Media Controls
  2. pp. 15-32
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  1. 2. Delegitimating Authoritarianism
  2. pp. 33-52
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  1. 3. Suharto’s Fall
  2. pp. 53-66
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  1. 4. Reformasi
  2. pp. 67-84
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  1. 5. Media in Retreat
  2. pp. 85-106
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  1. 6. Baligate and All the Gates
  2. pp. 107-120
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  1. 7. Scandal and Democratic Consolidation
  2. pp. 121-138
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  1. 8. Media and Civil Society
  2. pp. 139-160
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 161-166
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 167-202
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 203-208
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501731051
Related ISBN
9781501731037
MARC Record
OCLC
1043953148
Pages
222
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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