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Indonesia at the Crossroads

Transformation and Challenges
by OKAMOTO Masaaki
After a swift and bloody regime change in 1998, Indonesia established democratic institutions. Democratization over the first two decades of the 21st century fundamentally transformed Indonesia as a nation-state; and with a population of approximately 270 million as of 2020, Indonesia is the third largest democracy in the world. This...

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After a swift and bloody regime change in 1998, Indonesia established democratic institutions. Democratization over the first two decades of the 21st century fundamentally transformed Indonesia as a nation-state; and with a population of approximately 270 million as of 2020, Indonesia is the third largest democracy in the world. This book presents twelve original chapters to discuss the achievements and challenges of Indonesia’s transformation since the fall of Suharto’s authoritarian regime in 1998.

The fundamental transformation from an authoritarian to a democratic system is analyzed by researchers, experts, and NGO officials from various academic disciplines and from Asia at large (Japan, Korea, and Indonesia). Specific topics include: how Reformasi changed the structure of the Indonesian state and affected the daily lives of its citizens; the extent to which the Indonesian economy has developed beyond economic indicators; why and what problems continue to exist despite institutional changes and the relative freedom of Indonesians.

Part I, “Governance and Social Dynamics,” includes four chapters describing changes in institutions and social conditions since democratization in 1998. Part 2, “Paths to Equality,” presents four chapters that examine the economic context of development policies to address poverty, inequality, and productivity, which are critical for Indonesia to escape the middle-income country trap. Part III, “Structural Challenges,” consists of four chapters that discuss corruption, human rights practices, and security and military reform. Each paper acknowledges the institutional development achieved by the Indonesian government since 1998, then addresses challenges that may impede democracy taking root in Indonesian society.

The Indonesian experience of democratization is especially noteworthy in a context in which Islamic societies historically have struggled with democracy and as many neighboring Southeast Asian countries are becoming less and less democratic.

About Editors and Authors

Okamoto Masaaki, the editor of this book, is Professor at Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University. He holds a Ph.D. from Kyoto University, Japan.

Jafar Suryomenggolo. the editor of this book, is associate member of Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE), Paris, France, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Jeonbuk National University, South
Korea.

Table of contents


Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments

Introduction


Part 1: Governance and Social Dynamics


Chapter 1: Managing Multiculturalism in 21st Century Indonesia amid Ethnic and Religious Diversity 
By Thung Ju Lan


Chapter 2: Post-Reformasi Dynamism of the Urban Landscape: A Visual Report of the Street Art of Yogyakarta
By Brigitta Isabella


Chapter 3: Religious Intolerance after Reformasi: Violence against the Shia Community in Sampang Regency, Madura
By Kayane Yuka


Chapter 4: The Uneasy Road to Peace: Papuanization and the Politics of Recognition
By Rosita Dewi


Part 2: Paths to Equality


Chapter 5: The Dynamic of Education Outcome in Decentralized Indonesia (2000–2014)
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Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: Governance and Social Dynamics

Chapter 1: Managing Multiculturalism in 21st Century Indonesia amid Ethnic and Religious Diversity 
By Thung Ju Lan

Chapter 2: Post-Reformasi Dynamism of the Urban Landscape: A Visual Report of the Street Art of Yogyakarta
By Brigitta Isabella

Chapter 3: Religious Intolerance after Reformasi: Violence against the Shia Community in Sampang Regency, Madura
By Kayane Yuka

Chapter 4: The Uneasy Road to Peace: Papuanization and the Politics of Recognition
By Rosita Dewi

Part 2: Paths to Equality

Chapter 5: The Dynamic of Education Outcome in Decentralized Indonesia (2000–2014)
By Abdul Wahid Fajar Amin

Chapter 6: Understanding Metropolitan Poverty: The Profile of Poverty in Jabodetabek
By Asep Suryahadi and Cecilia Marlina vi

Chapter 7: Between Land Tenure Security and Agricultural Production: Problems of Farmland Liquidation in Rural Java
By Ernoiz Antriyandarti and Susi Wuri Ani

Chapter 8: Fiscal Policy and Infrastructure Development: A Reflection of the Two Decades after the 1997 Financial Crisis
By Maxensius Tri Sambodo and Latif Adam

Part 3: Structural Challenges

Chapter 9: Corruption and Anti-Corruption: Major Challenges to Reform
By Adnan Topan Husodo

Chapter 10: Beyond the Enclave? Human Rights Promotion Strategies in Post-Reformasi Indonesia
By Suh Jiwon

Chapter 11: Return Strategy of the State: Re-taming Private Security Providers in Democratized Indonesia
By Okamoto Masaaki

Chapter 12: Intelligence Apparatus after Suharto: A Troubled Reform
By Muhamad Haripin and Diandra Megaputri Mengko

Concluding Remarks
By Jafar Suryomenggolo and Okamoto Masaaki

Index
Contributors

 

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