Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia

Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia

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This is the story of how democracy became entrenched in the world's largest Muslim-majority country. Indonesia was threatened by a possibility of deadlock over a new constitution and by violence between Islamic and secular groups. It managed to overcome these divisions by adopting an unconventional, gradual course of constitutional amendment that made consensus possible. The Indonesians also adopted political institutions that preserved their political pluralism and provided incentives for politicians to behave moderately. As a result, Indonesia has managed to hold multiple elections and to transfer power peacefully.... 41 democratization in regime of, 43a€”48, 263 devolution and, 269 election of, 3 3 electoral reforms under, 60, 67n.41, 67, ... 66, 120, 149 identity cards, 44, 247 impeachment, xvi, 41, 56, 93, 108, 111-112, 115-116 of Gus Dur, 41, 111-112 reforms ... 16-17 India, 16, 221, 283n.46 Indonesia, formation of republic in, 17 Indonesian Criminal Code, 249-2 5 1 Indonesian ... 1-5, 1n.1, 262 integralism, Japanese concept of, 17 intergroup violence, proliferation of, 35n15, 35a€”38, 181 n43, 203anbsp;...

Title:Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia
Author: Donald L. Horowitz
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-03-25

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