The Decline of Indonesian Democracy

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A launch of 'Politics in Contemporary Indonesia' by Ken M.P Setiawan and Dirk Tomsa at the ASSA Conference

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Date:
Wednesday 06 July 2022 12:30 pm until Wednesday 06 July 2022 01:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Asia
asia@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Dirk Tomsa
Type of Event:
Launch

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Indonesia has made impressive democratic gains since the fall of the authoritarian Suharto regime in 1998 and has long been praised as a ‘model Muslim democracy’. But in recent years, the quality of Indonesian democracy has noticeably declined as the country continues to struggle with challenges to its democratic institutions and values, with systemic corruption and discrimination and violence against minority groups.

What are the dominant political narratives that underpin contemporary Indonesian politics? How have Indonesia’s political institutions shaped the country’s democratic trajectory? How does Indonesia’s declining democracy affect its prospects for dealing with its main policy challenges? And how does Indonesia compare to other Muslim-majority states and to its regional neighbours?

For answers to these and other questions, please join us for the launch of Ken M.P Setiawan and Dirk Tomsa’s new book Politics in Contemporary Indonesia: Institutional Change, Policy Challenges and Democratic Decline (Routledge, 2022).

Opening remarks will be provided by Professor Julian Millie, Indonesian Studies, Monash University.

Speakers:

Dr Ken M.P. Setiawan, Lecturer in Indonesian and Asian Studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Dirk Tomsa, Head of Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University

Chair:

Associate Professor Bec Strating, Director, La Trobe Asia

To purchase a copy, visit Routledge and take advantage of the 20% Discount Available - enter the code FLE22 at checkout*

* Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and only applies to books purchased directly via the Routledge website.

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