Post-Suharto Indonesia: Democratization Against the Odds?

Published 07 Jul 2002
Reference 5033
Region Asia
Summary

The case describes the evolution of the Indonesian state and Indonesian politics from the beginning of the Dutch occupation in the early 17th century down to the present day. The main focus is on the period since the fall of the authoritarian Suharto regime in 1998. It identifies and portrays the challenges facing both the incumbent government in the wake of the country’s profound economic and political crisis in 1997-98 and the consolidation of democratic politics in the country.

Teaching objectives

To assess the prospects of the stabilization of the democratic political system in Indonesia. Also to investigate the implications of political developments in the country since the fall of the Suharto regime in 1998.

Keywords
  • AR2002
  • SINGAPORE
  • RD0702
  • INDONESIA
  • DEMOCRATIZATION
  • PATRIMONIALISM
  • SUHARTO
  • GUIDED DEMOCRACY
  • NEW ORDER
  • SECESSIONISM
  • DEMOCRACY