Islamization and politicians in Indonesia: An analysis of the 1999 and 2004 regional people's representative council elections

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The ruling Golkar party dominated the political scene during the Suharto era, but recently political power has been contested among various parties, including Islamic parties that emerged in the 1999 election. Some analysis of that election is still focused on a dichotomy between secular and Islamic parties, the so-called "aliran" politics of the 1950s. There is also an argument that political elites formed during the Suharto era have persisted even after the "reformasi" in 1998. This article, through an analysis of profiles of members elected to the Regional People's Representative Council (DPRD) in 1999 and 2004, argues that aliran politics has been fading away and that new politicians have been emerging slowly. Although no longer dominant, Golkar has widened its base and absorbed some Islamic votes, while the new Islamic parties attract the relatively higher educated and some business elites. Thus Islamization is not directly related to the emergence of Islamic parties. Old political elites have also maintained their influence within both secular and Islamic parties, and various organizations dating from the Suharto era have been recruiting local elites. The increasing number of swing votes, largely consisting of urban people, is accelerating the shift in political elites.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)98-114
ページ数17
ジャーナルSoutheast Asian Studies
45
発行部数1
出版物ステータスPublished - 2007 6
外部発表Yes

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political elite
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Indonesia
politician
politics
political power
voter
local elite
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analysis
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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Political Science and International Relations

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