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Comparing Indonesia's Party systems of the 1950s and the post-Suharto era:From centrifugal to centripetal interparty competition

Mietzner, Marcus


This article compares Indonesia's party systems of the 1950s and the post-Suharto period. It explores the question of why the party system of the 1950s collapsed quickly, while that of the contemporary polity appears stable. Challenging established assumptions that party systems fail if their individual parties are weakly institutionalised, I submit that the fundamental difference between the party politics of the 1950s and today's democratic system is related to the character of inter-party...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0022463408000337


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