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Money, Power, and Ideology

Money, Power, and Ideology

Political Parties in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

by Marcus Mietzner
Paperback
Publication Date: 30/12/2013
  $47.30
Are political parties the weak link in Indonesia's young democracy? More pointedly, do they form a giant cartel to suck patronage resources from the state? Indonesian commentators almost invariably brand the country's parties as corrupt, self-absorbed, and elitist, while most scholars argue that they are poorly institutionalised.

This book tests such assertions by providing unprecedented and fine-grained analysis of the inner workings of Indonesian parties, and by comparing them to their equivalents in other new democracies around the world. Contrary to much of the existing scholarship, the book finds that Indonesian parties are reasonably well institutionalised if compared to their counterparts in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and other parts of Asia. There is also little evidence that Indonesian parties are cartelised.

But, there is a significant flaw in the design of Indonesia's party system: while most new democracies provide state Funding to parties, Indonesia has opted to deny central party boards any meaningful subsidies. As a result, Indonesian parties face severe difficulties in financing their operations, leading them to launch predatory attacks on state resources and making them vulnerable to manipulation by oligarchic interests.
ISBN:
9789971697686
9789971697686
Category:
Political parties
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-12-2013
Publisher:
NUS Press
Country of origin:
Singapore
Pages:
326
Dimensions (mm):
229x152mm

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