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Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia : The Ideology of the Family State - David Bourchier

Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia

The Ideology of the Family State


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Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia traces the origins and development on twentieth century Indonesia of a stream of conservative political thought called organicism. The key tenet of organicism or 'integralism' as it is better known in Indonesia, is that state and society are part of the same organic unity, often symbolised by a family or a harmonious village community.

This thesis focuses on the political uses to which organicist ideologies and political formulas have been put in post-independence Indonesia, and the elaboration and mass propagation of organicist ideology by Suharto's 'New Order' regime. It examines the 1989-91 debates about the integralist state, and shows how opposition to organicism reflected not only growing pressures for democratic political reform but also the contradictions between government principles and the demands for transparency and predictability from society.

1. Starting Points 2. Organicism and the Volksgeist 3. The allure of Japan's 'family-state' 4. 1945: Organicism versus rights 5. Revolution, democracy and corporatist antidotes 6. Against politics: Soeharto in power 7. Engineering Hegemony 8. Indonesianising Indonesia 9. Twilight of the ideologues 10. Conclusion

ISBN: 9780415180221
ISBN-10: 0415180228
Series: Politics in Asia (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 5th January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1