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Political Conflict Resolution and Democratic Consolidation in Indonesia: The Role of the Constitutional Court

Mietzner, Marcus


This article argues that Indonesia's Constitutional Court has played a significant role in that country's transformation from a violence-prone polity into Southeast Asia's most stable democracy. The Court has advanced institutional conflict resolution mechanisms and expanded democratic rights-two achievements identified by Linz and Stepan as major indicators of a consolidating democracy. Building on models developed by Ginsburg and Horowitz, my analysis also illustrates why the Court has been...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of East Asian Studies
DOI: 10.5555/jeas.2010.10.3.397


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