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Author Shair-Rosenfield, Sarah, author
Title Electoral reform and the fate of new democracies : lessons from the Indonesian case / Sarah Shair-Rosenfield
Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2019
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 人文社會聯圖  DS644.5 .S493 2019    AVAILABLE    30650020090888
Descript xi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies series
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-226) and index
Why reform in new democracies? -- Constrained strategies : the effects of inexperience and time -- Indonesian democratization and the party system -- Early stage reforms in a period of high inexperience, 1999-2004 -- Reforms under declining inexperience and modest temporal constraints, 2004-2009 -- Reforms under severe temporal constraints, 2009 and beyond -- Changing rules and incentives in new democracies -- Extensions and implications : lessons for scholars, reformers, and advisers
"Argues that elite inexperience may constrain the pursuit of self-interest and lead elites to undertake gradual or incremental approaches to the process of reform, aiding the process of democratic consolidation. Using a multi-methods approach, the book examines three consecutive periods of reform in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim majority country and third largest democracy, between 1999 and 2014. Each case study chapter provides an in-depth process tracing of the negotiations leading to the adoption of new reforms, including key actors in the legislature, domestic civil society, international experts, and government bureaucrats. A series of counterfactual analyses assess the impact the reforms had on actual election outcomes versus the possible alternative outcomes of different reform options discussed during negotiations. With a comparative analysis of nine cases of iterated reform processes in other new democracies, the book confirms the lessons from the Indonesian case and highlights key lessons for both scholars and electoral engineers"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 1998-
Democratization -- Indonesia
Elections -- Indonesia
Elite (Social sciences) -- Indonesia
New democracies -- Case studies
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