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Book review : Power hungry media moguls could destroy Indonesia’s transition to a pluralist democracy

Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
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  • Ja Political Science (General)
  • Political Science


Every political aspirant and activist knows the media are important. But there is little agreement on how an increasingly diversified media operate in post-authoritarian transitions and how they might promote, or impede, the pathways to a sustainable liberal democracy in the 21st century. This book examines the role of the media during Indonesia’s longest experiment with democratisation, addressing how the media is being transformed and what the potential impact this has for the development of democracy in Indonesia.

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