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Rezension: Nyman, Mikaela: Democratising Indonesia: The Challenges of Civil Society in the Era of Reformasi

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  • Political Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Elections
  • Politikwissenschaft
  • Political Culture
  • Political Process
  • Politische Willensbildung
  • Politische Soziologie

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soa-2007-06-zentral www.ssoar.info Rezension: Nyman, Mikaela: Democratising Indonesia: The Challenges of Civil Society in the Era of Reformasi Bach, Jan-Michael Veröffentlichungsversion / Published Version Rezension / review Zur Verfügung gestellt in Kooperation mit / provided in cooperation with: GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies Empfohlene Zitierung / Suggested Citation: Bach, Jan-Michael (Rev.): Nyman, Mikaela: Democratising Indonesia: The Challenges of Civil Society in the Era of Reformasi. Kopenhagen: NIAS Press, 2006. In: Südostasien aktuell : journal of current Southeast Asian affairs 26 (2007), 6, pp. 99-101. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-336036 Nutzungsbedingungen: Dieser Text wird unter einer CC BY-NC-ND Lizenz (Namensnennung- Nicht-kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung) zur Verfügung gestellt. Nähere Auskünfte zu den CC-Lizenzen finden Sie hier: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Terms of use: This Dokument is made available under a CC BY-NC-SA Licence (Attribution-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For more Information see: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ 99 99 99 99 Südostasien aktuell 6/2007 99 Rezensionen Nyman, Mikaela: Democratising Indonesia. The Challenges of Civil Society in the Era of Reformasi, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2006, ISBN 8791114829 Indonesia went through an astonishing transition from a 32-year-long authoritar- ian rule to a competitive democracy. This included ending the presence of the mili- tary in the legislature and introducing di- rect elections, marked by their high stan- dards for the president, governors and regional heads. Mikaela Nyman’s book Democratising Indonesia. The Challenges of Civil Society in the Era of Reformasi fo- cuses on what she believes to be the drivers of Indonesia’s democratization process: the “socialmovements”which became a vis- ible force shortly before the fall of Suharto. Nyman succeeds in giving well-portrayed case studies for social movements, but on the

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