Post-Soeharto Democratization

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Democratization in Post-Suharto Indonesia

In May 1998 the fall of Suharto marked the beginning of a difficult and multilayered transition process. It was accompanied by intensified conflict in the political arena, a dramatic increase of ethnic and religious violence and the danger of national disintegration. Ten years after the collapse of the New Order, Indonesia has made significant progress; however, the quality of democracy is still low. Theoretically innovative and empirically sound, this book is an in-depth analysis of the Indonesian reform process since 1998. Marco Bünte and Andreas Ufen bring together a selection of noted Indonesia experts to provide new insights into the restructuring of core state institutions, the empowerment of parliament, the slow and difficult evolution of the rule of law, and the transfer of power to locally elected regional governments (decentralization). Based on the results of extensive fieldwork, Democratization in PostSuharto Indonesia will be an important read for scholars engaged in research on Indonesia and the politics of Southeast Asia. Marco Bünte and Andreas Ufen are both Senior Research Fellows at the Institute of Asian Studies, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, in Hamburg, Germany.

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Democratization in Post-Suharto Indonesia

Edited by Marco Bünte and Andreas Ufen

First published 2009 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4RN Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge 270 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business

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