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Explaining Indonesia's Democratic Regression: Structure, Agency and Popular Opinion

Warburton, Eve; Aspinall, Edward


After almost two decades of praise for Indonesia's democratic achievements, a scholarly consensus has begun to emerge that Indonesian democracy is in regression. In this article, we consider the sources of that regression. Drawing upon the comparative literature on democratic decline, we propose that Indonesia is an illiberal democracy, and argue that a constellation of structural, agential and popular forces has led to an incremental deterioration in democratic quality. We first reaffirm...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary Southeast Asia
DOI: 10.1355/cs41-2k


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