The new Indonesian president, Joko Widodo (“Jokowi”), has faced formidable challenges on a number of fronts in his first year in office. Although Jokowi has managed to roll out his pet projects for the poor, management of competing partisan and personal interests as well as the economy and religious conflict continues to be a challenge. Overall, the new government’s contribution to democratic reforms has been modest thus far.
Indonesia in 2015: The People’s President’s Rocky Road and Hazy Outlooks in Democratic Consolidation
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Kikue Hamayotsu, Ronnie Nataatmadja; Indonesia in 2015: The People’s President’s Rocky Road and Hazy Outlooks in Democratic Consolidation. Asian Survey 1 February 2016; 56 (1): 129–137. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.129
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