Contesting Indonesia Seminar Series: Indonesia’s 2009 Election Campaign and What it Reveals: Looming Crisis of National Leadership and Governance |

Contesting Indonesia Seminar Series: Indonesia’s 2009 Election Campaign and What it Reveals: Looming Crisis of National Leadership and Governance

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Synopsis:

The early days of election campaigning are revealing a deep alienation between the majority of the public and the political parties that will be standing in the elections. This alienation is sensed by the political party leaderships who express increasing concern about a possible high GOLPUT (boycott) of the election. Why is it that despite the participation of 44 parties in the elections, no party appears to have won significant popularity? Is this connected to failures in the democratisation process and the practice of governance? What are the scenarios for this alienation to be manifested in election results and what are their implications for the Presidential elections to follow and for national politics? If there is a deepening alienation with parliamentary politics, what are the prospects for a resurgence in activity in extra-parliamentary politics? From where might new national leadership come?

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Speaker(s):

Max Lane, Visiting Fellow, Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore

Date:
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Time:
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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