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The difficult journey of democratization in Indonesia

Eby Hara, Abubakar (2001) The difficult journey of democratization in Indonesia. Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs, 23 (2). pp. 307-326. ISSN 0129-797X

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Based on the current literature on democratization, democracy in Indonesia is not yet consolidated.The masses and elites need to learn to adjust their political practices and institutions to modern liberal political behaviour.This article argues that democratization may be more fruitful if seen from an Indonesian context.In Indonesia's political history, Western ideas of liberalization and freedom, and local political ideas, such as the New Orders Pancasila democracy, religious and traditional attitudes, and mass movements, inspire many of the political practices in post-Soeharto politics.It is through exchanges of those ideas, political practices, and institutional experiences that new social agreements on the future form of democracy in Indonesia will emerge.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Abubakar Eby Hara
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 03:30
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 03:30

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