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Authoritarian innovations in Indonesia: electoral narrowing, identity politics and executive illiberalism

Mietzner, Marcus


In the last decade, autocrats and democrats alike have used a wide range of innovative illiberal methods to cement or expand their power. Especially in democracies, however, these techniques have often been difficult to detect as they are typically packaged as acts of democracy defense, not erosion. This article discusses the deployment of authoritarian innovations in Indonesia, where the elite as a collective, the opposition and the executive each launched illiberal initiatives that caused a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Democratization
DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2019.1704266


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