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Constitutional change and democracy in Indonesia

Author: Donald L Horowitz
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2013
Series: Problems of international politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the fall of its authoritarian regime in 1998, Indonesia pursued an unusual course of democratization. It was insider-dominated and gradualist, and it involved free elections before a lengthy process of constitutional reform. At the end of the process, Indonesia, Ŵs amended constitution was essentially a new and thoroughly democratic document. By proceeding as they did, the Indonesians averted the conflict
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Horowitz
ISBN: 9781107027275 9781107641150 1107027276 1107641152
OCLC Number: 861781255
Description: xviii, 326 p. : map ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. A distinctive path. 2. Democratization before renovation. 3. Creeping reform: reconfiguring the political infrastructure. 4. A game of inches. 5. Anomalies, ironies, regularities, and surprises. 6. The shape of the new system. 7. Low-quality democracy and its discontents; 8. Causes, consequence, and the consequences of consequences
Series Title: Problems of international politics
Responsibility: Donald L. Horowitz

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

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