This article argues that new personality-centric movements have redefined the nexus between activism and electoral politics in Indonesia. It illustrates how these movements have challenged the role of political parties and consultants in electoral campaigning, and how their growing prominence may affect the future trajectory of Indonesian politics.
New Forms of Political Activism in Indonesia: Redefining the Nexus between Electoral and Movement Politics
Dirk Tomsa is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Philosophy at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, and a former Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Dirk Tomsa, Charlotte Setijadi; New Forms of Political Activism in Indonesia: Redefining the Nexus between Electoral and Movement Politics. Asian Survey 1 June 2018; 58 (3): 557–581. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.3.557
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