This article explains distinctive patterns of Islamist mobilization in Indonesia by focusing on the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS). It argues that the relatively solid party-mass relations and broad spatial penetration of PKS are conditioned by its organizational ability to deliver welfare services to strategically targeted constituencies to help construct a community base.
The Political Rise of the Prosperous Justice Party in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia: Examining the Political Economy of Islamist Mobilization in a Muslim Democracy
Kikue Hamayotsu is Assistant Professor in Political Science at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.A. This article is based on a paper presented at Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program lecture series in February 2009, and the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 2009. The author is grateful to Tom Pepinsky, John T. Sidel, and Tuong Vu for their thoughtful comments on earlier versions. She also wishes to thank Rizal Sukma for allowing use of facilities at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta. Sunny Tanuwidjaja and Peni Hanggarini provided superb research assistance. The author is fully responsible for all errors. Email: <email@example.com>.
KIKUE HAMAYOTSU; The Political Rise of the Prosperous Justice Party in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia: Examining the Political Economy of Islamist Mobilization in a Muslim Democracy. Asian Survey 1 October 2011; 51 (5): 971–992. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2011.51.5.971
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