Comparing Indonesia's party systems of the 1950s and the post-Suharto era: From centrifugal to centripetal inter-party competition

  title={Comparing Indonesia's party systems of the 1950s and the post-Suharto era: From centrifugal to centripetal inter-party competition},
  author={Marcus Mietzner},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  pages={431 - 453}
  • M. Mietzner
  • Published 11 September 2008
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Abstract This article compares Indonesia's party systems of the 1950s and the post-Suharto period. It explores the question of why the party system of the 1950s collapsed quickly, while that of the contemporary polity appears stable. Challenging established assumptions that party systems fail if their individual parties are weakly institutionalised, I submit that the fundamental difference between the party politics of the 1950s and today's democratic system is related to the character of inter… 
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