A tumultuous year brought Indonesia from a polarizing general election to disparate waves of mass protests that tested the state’s tether and revealed frailties in democratic consolidation. Granted a second term, President Joko Widodo ratcheted up plans for infrastructure and human resource development, wooing foreign capital despite a challenging global environment.
Indonesia in 2019: Democracy and Its Critics
Meredith L. Weiss is Professor of Political Science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York. She thanks Zheng Wang for his excellent research assistance, and Marcus Mietzner and Eve Warburton for their feedback on drafts. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Meredith L. Weiss; Indonesia in 2019: Democracy and Its Critics. Asian Survey 1 February 2020; 60 (1): 109–116. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.109
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