Democratization in Indonesia: An Assessment

with Marcus Mietzner, Australia National University.

Marcus Mietzner, one of leading scholars on Indonesia at The Australia National University, has just finished a book on Indonesian political parties and the role they have played in the nation's transition from authoritarianism to democracy. His 2011 article, "Indonesia's Democratic Stagnation: Anti-reformist Elites and Resilient Civil Society",  in Democractization, provides a crucial look at the challenges of sustaining democratic politics. His and Ed Aspinall's 2010 edited volume, Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia: Elections, Institutions and Society, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), is considered the best post-Suharto collection. And his 2009 book,   Military Politics, Islam, and the State in Indonesia: From Turbulent Transition to Democratic Consolidation, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), is a touchstone for understanding Indonesia's transition.