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Activists in Transition: Progressive Politics in Democratic Indonesia

Thushara Dibley and Michele Ford


This book examines the relationship between social movements and democratization in Indonesia. Collectively, progressive social movements have played a critical role in ensuring that different groups of citizens can engage directly in—and benefit from—the political process in a way that was not possible under authoritarianism. However, their individual roles have been different, with some playing a decisive role in the destabilization of the regime and others serving as bell-weathers of the advancement, or otherwise, of Indonesia's democracy in the decades since. Equally important, democratiza ... More

Keywords: social movement, democratization, Indonesia, political process, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501742477
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501742477.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thushara Dibley, editor
Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Michele Ford, editor
Sydney Southeast Asia Centre