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The Struggle to Regain Effective Government under Democracy in Indonesia

McLeod, Ross


With Soeharto's demise, Indonesia gained democracy but lost effective government. A return to sustained, rapid economic growth will require an overhaul of Indonesia's bureaucracy and judiciary which, along with the legislatures, the military and the state-owned enterprises, had been co-opted by the former president into his economy-wide 'franchise' - a system of government designed to redistribute income and wealth from the weak to the strong while maintaining rapid growth. This franchise has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00074910500117289


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