Institute for Advanced Research
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Published Research

The irony of Indonesia’s democracy: The rise of dynastic politics in the post-Suharto era

Yoes Kenawas | 23 September 2023

Why do politicians engage in dynastic politics within democratic institutions? How do they reject institutional changes that may limit their ability to pass on political power to family members? While scholars have emphasized institutions as an enabling factor, it is unclear how the power struggle manifested to preserve the institutions that continually suit the interests of aspiring dynasts amidst the democracy shift and pressure. This study seeks to fill the gap by delving into how political players struggle to preserve the structures that allow them to form political dynasties… [Read more]