This article argues that the primary obstacle to the independence of Indonesia’s new reform-oriented governance institutions is the extent to which foreign interests have a stake in their formal decisions. They appear to regulate or adjudicate according to rules, in Indonesian-on-Indonesian disputes. When a foreigner-versus-Indonesian pairing is at hand, domestic vested interests tend to prevail.
Indonesia’s New Governance Institutions: Accounting for their Varied Performance
Jamie S. Davidson is Associate Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. His book, Indonesia’s Changing Political Economy: Governing the Roads, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. He greatly appreciates the insights an anonymous reviewer provided on an earlier version of this article. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jamie S. Davidson; Indonesia’s New Governance Institutions: Accounting for their Varied Performance. Asian Survey 1 August 2016; 56 (4): 651–675. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.4.651
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