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Jokowi's authoritarian turn and Indonesia's democratic decline

Power, Thomas


This article examines the decline of Indonesia' s democratic institutions under President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) ahead of his 2019 re-election bid. It argues that the latter part of Jokowi's first term has seen a downturn in the quality of Indonesian democracy, associated with the continued mainstreaming and legitimation of a conservative and anti-pluralistic brand of political Islam; the partisan manipulation of key institutions of state; and the increasingly open repression and disempowerment...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00074918.2018.1549918


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