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Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia

Author: Donald L Horowitz
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Problems of international politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of how democracy became entrenched in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Horowitz, Donald L.
Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Horowitz
ISBN: 9781107345621 1107345626
OCLC Number: 829459921
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Map of Indonesia; Glossary; 1 A Distinctive Path; Endowment and Choice; Indonesia's Processual Deviations; An Improbable Democracy; The Logic of a Transition; The Hidden Hand of History: Four Aversive Memories; 2 Democratization Before Renovation; The Starting Conditions; The Piecemeal Renovation; Starting Down the Democratic Path; The Dramatis Personae of Reform; 3 Creeping Reform Reconfiguring the Political Infrastructure; Haunted by History; The Electoral System: foreign mode ls and partisan advantage; The Regulation of Parties and the Fear of Fragmentation. The Changing Legislature: first stepsChanging the Unitary State; The Emerging Conventions of Politics; Sources of Party Proliferation; A Legitimate Election; Step by Step; 4 A Game of Inches; Constitutional Headwinds; Tentative First Steps; Gus Dur: Obdurate but Not Durable; A Formula to Elect the President: france meets Nigeria in Jakarta; Overcoming History?; 5 Anomalies, Ironies, Regularities, and Surprises; The Devolution Revolution; Persistent Apprehension and Incumbent Self-Interest: the revised party and election laws; Breaching the Barriers to Entry: the 2004 elections. The Majority Requirement for President in a Fragmented Party SystemWinners and Losers; Starting Blueprints versus Incremental Decisions; Incrementalism and Coherence; 6 The Shape of the New System; The Emerging Presidency; The New Regional System; The Emerging Party System; The Central-Regional Interplay; The Recurrent Fixation on Fragmentation; Interpreting the 2009 DPR Results; Majoritarianism and the Presidency; A First-Round President; Three Biases: large-party, pro-incumbent, and anti-regional; 7 Low-Quality Democracy and Its Discontents; The Quality-of-Democracy Issue. An Incomplete Agenda: controlling the armed forcesThe Corruption Surfeit; The Rule of Law Deficit; The Inadequate Protection of Minorities; Democratic Quality and the New Political System; 8 Causes, Consequences, and the Consequences of the Consequences; The Origins and Results of the Indonesian Process; Institutional Choices and Their Effects; The Consequences of the Consequences; Governing Habits and the Future of Democracy; Can the Indonesian Experience Travel?; Index.
Series Title: Problems of international politics.

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This is the story of how democracy became entrenched in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

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