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Indonesian Politics in 2014: Democracy's Close Call

Aspinall, Edward; Mietzner, Marcus


Indonesian democracy experienced a near miss in 2014, when Jakarta governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) defeated former general Prabowo Subianto by a margin of 6.3% in the presidential election. Both candidates were populists who rose to prominence in the context of public disillusionment with incumbent president Yudhoyono; Prabowo, however, condemned Indonesia's democratic system and promised to take Indonesia in a more authoritarian direction. We trace democracy's close call through five phases: the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00074918.2014.980375


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