ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Dynamics of Indonesian Democratisation

What are the characteristics and problems of Indonesia's democratisation? First, it is argued here, the current elite-focused approaches and recipes are insufficient. Politics is getting more localised and there is a special need to study actors and processes that may deepen democracy. Secondly, the problems of attempts at popular politics of democratisation are examined. Third, this view from below is used to analyse the 1999 elections and their turbulent aftermath.

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