ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Indonesia : The 'Reformasi' in My Java Village

While the reform movement may have put a stop to the hegemonic position of Golkar as the ruling party, it would be an exaggeration to see the election results as a manifestation of successful resistance against the restrictions on civic rights. The leaders of the reformasi campaign in the villages were not, after all, representatives of the landpoor, but the local elite who were articulating their own interests. Real reformasi has not yet even begun in the villages.

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