Elections in Indonesia: The New Order and Beyond

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Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 164 pages
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It has sometimes been argued that many Indonesians had little sympathy with western notions of elections being events for the contesting and transfer of power and that they rather supported the New Order's use of 'festivals of democracy', elections as occasions at which the mass of ordinary Indonesians were given the opportunity to celebrate the country's achievements under the rule of its New Order leadership as well as legitimize the continued rule of these leaders. But the need to stage-manage these 'elections' as New Order triumphs finally undid the regime. With chapters describing the last New Order election and the first free election in the post-Suharto era, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the demise of the New Order, and the directions being taken by the emerging regime.
 

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Contents

General elections under the New Order
18
Patronage aliran and Islamic ideologies during
38
Politicization of religion and the failure
61
Traditional power and party politics
77
the 1997 and 1999
111
a discourse analysis
138
Index
162
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About the author (2004)

Hans Antlov is an anthropologist working in Jakarta for the Ford Foundation. Tak-Wing Ngo is Lecturer in Chinese Politics at the Sinological Institute, Leiden Univerrsity.