Village head elections in Java: Money politics and brokerage in the remaking of Indonesia's rural elite
Aspinall, Edward; Rohman, Noor
To explore how democratisation is transforming Indonesia's rural elite, we examine two village head elections in Central Java. Despite the competitiveness of these elections, the campaigning modes employed by candidates, especially vote buying, points to elite continuity, because only wealthy villagers can compete for office. Moreover, links with higher state officials remain important for village elites, allowing them to win political support by obtaining projects from local government....[Show more]
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