The success or failure of democratic reform in Indonesia is a key question for Indonesia itself and for the surrounding region. Although Indonesia's transition to democracy holds out the promise of good governance, this cannot be taken for granted as the recent military takeover in Thailand shows. This book is about the challenge of making democracy work in Asia's third-largest nation.
Preliminary pages; 1. Introduction by Ross H McLeod and Andrew MacIntyre; PART I: FORMING AND REFORMING THE ARCHITECTURE OF GOVERNANCE 2. Indonesia's Constitutional Change Reviewed by Andrew Ellis 3. Electoral and Political Party Reform by Benjamin Reilly 4. Tracing the Progress of Local Governments since Decentralisation by I Ketut Putra Erawan; PART II: THE ROLES OF GOVERNMENT; 5. The State and the Market in Democratic Indonesia by Ron Duncan and Ross H McLeod 6. Government and Private Business: Rents, Representation and Collective Action by Natasha Hamilton-Hart; 7. Muslim Politics in Indonesia's Democratisation: The Religious Majority and the Rights of Minorities in the Post-New Order Era by Arskal Salim; 8. Children, Welfare and Protection: A New Policy Framework? by Sharon Bessell; PART III: THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT; 9. The Civil Service: Towards Efficiency, Effectiveness and Honesty by Staffan Synnerstrom; 10. The Constitutional Court's Decision in the Dispute between the Supreme Court and the Judicial Commission: Banishing Judicial Accountability? by Simon Butt.