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When religion trumps ethnicity: A regional election case study from Indonesia

Aspinall, Edward; Dettman, Sebastian; Warburton , Eve


The authors analyse the 2010 mayoral election in the city of Medan, North Sumatra. Medan is an ethnically and religiously diverse city and the authors treat the elections here as a case study of inter-communal dynamics in local elections in plural regions of Indonesia. The first round of the vote was contested by 10 pairs of candidates and occurred in a climate of cross-ethnic alliance building and appeals that, the authors argue, are typical of broader Indonesian patterns. The second round...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: South East Asia Research
DOI: 10.5367/sear.2011.0034


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