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Vem tar vem i demokratiseringen? en aktörsbaserad transitionsstudie av demokratiseringsprocessen i Indonesien

Recht, Sebastian LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In 1997 Indonesia was hit by the Asian economic crisis and started a huge downfall in the Indonesian economy. With raising unemployment in the country the authoritarian president Suharto soon became the symbol of the crisis. This situation generated riots and protests and Suharto was eventually forced to step down. He left for his vice president B.J. Habibie to take over. During Habibie’s presidency important steps towards democracy was taken and in June 1999 Indonesia held its first general and free election.
As this study argues, the transition from authoritarian rule towards democracy in Indonesia can be seen as a process driven by certain actors interacting and negotiating with each other. The elections in 1999 can be seen as a result... (More)
In 1997 Indonesia was hit by the Asian economic crisis and started a huge downfall in the Indonesian economy. With raising unemployment in the country the authoritarian president Suharto soon became the symbol of the crisis. This situation generated riots and protests and Suharto was eventually forced to step down. He left for his vice president B.J. Habibie to take over. During Habibie’s presidency important steps towards democracy was taken and in June 1999 Indonesia held its first general and free election.
As this study argues, the transition from authoritarian rule towards democracy in Indonesia can be seen as a process driven by certain actors interacting and negotiating with each other. The elections in 1999 can be seen as a result of different elite actors initiating pacts, marked by compromises, in the purpose of securing a stable transition towards a new and more democratic era.
A helpful and important tool in explaining the Indonesian transition will in this case study be the theories developed by Guillermo O´Donnell and Philippe C. Schmitter. These theories will be tested and applied in the purpose of generating scope and precision to the study of actors and their way of affecting the process of transition. (Less)
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author
Recht, Sebastian LU
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organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Indonesia, Democratization, Transition, Actors, Negotiations
language
Swedish
id
1398478
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2009-09-21 08:22:09
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  abstract     = {In 1997 Indonesia was hit by the Asian economic crisis and started a huge downfall in the Indonesian economy. With raising unemployment in the country the authoritarian president Suharto soon became the symbol of the crisis. This situation generated riots and protests and Suharto was eventually forced to step down. He left for his vice president B.J. Habibie to take over. During Habibie’s presidency important steps towards democracy was taken and in June 1999 Indonesia held its first general and free election.
As this study argues, the transition from authoritarian rule towards democracy in Indonesia can be seen as a process driven by certain actors interacting and negotiating with each other. The elections in 1999 can be seen as a result of different elite actors initiating pacts, marked by compromises, in the purpose of securing a stable transition towards a new and more democratic era. 
A helpful and important tool in explaining the Indonesian transition will in this case study be the theories developed by Guillermo O´Donnell and Philippe C. Schmitter. These theories will be tested and applied in the purpose of generating scope and precision to the study of actors and their way of affecting the process of transition.},
  author       = {Recht, Sebastian},
  keyword      = {Indonesia,Democratization,Transition,Actors,Negotiations},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vem tar vem i demokratiseringen? en aktörsbaserad transitionsstudie av demokratiseringsprocessen i Indonesien},
  year         = {2009},
}