ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Stagnation or Transformation in Indonesia?

In October, Joko Widodo, or "Jokowi", campaigning on a populist pro-democracy platform, became the new president of Indonesia after a bitter election campaign against oligarch Prabowo Subianto, a former military officer who was supported by elements of the former Suharto regime. Jokowi's victory illustrates both the real achievements and the profound limits of Indonesian democracy. Fortunately, it also highlights possibilities for substantive reform.

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