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Title Deepening democracy in Indonesia? : direct elections for local leaders (Pilkada) / edited by Maribeth Erb and Priyambudi Sulistiyanto
Published Singapore : ISEAS Pub.,, [2009]


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Description xxv, 392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "Since the fall of long-reigning President Soeharto, in 1998, Indonesia has been in an era of transition, away from an authoritarian regime, and on a quest for democracy. This quest started with decentralisation laws implemented in 2001, which gave greater autonomy to the regions, and continued with the direct elections for the national and local legislatures and the President in 2004. The latest development in this democratisation process is the implementation of a system for the direct election of regional leaders, which began in 2005; the first round of elections across the nation for all governors, mayors and district heads was completed in 2008. Authors of the chapters in this volume, the result of a workshop in Singapore in 2006, present data from across the archipelago for these first direct elections for local leaders and give their assessment as to how far these elections have contributed to a "deepening democracy".--Back cover
Notes "Most of the papers in this volume originated from a workshop conducted on 17-18 May 2006 at the National University of Singapore, entitled "Pilkada: Direct Elections, Democratization and Localization in Indonesia". -- Acknowledgements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Elections -- Indonesia.
Local elections -- Indonesia.
Local government -- Indonesia.
Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 1998-
Author Erb, Maribeth.
Sulistiyanto, Priyambudi.
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
Workshop on Pilkada: Direct Elections, Democratization and Localization in Indonesia (2006 : Singapore)
ISBN 9789812308405 paperback
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