Military Ascendancy and Political Culture: A Study of Indonesia's Golkar

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Most of the earlier studies on the Indonesian political party, Golkar, tend to view the organization solely as an electoral machine used by the military to legitimize its power. However, this study is different in that it considers Golkar less an electoral machine and more as a political organization which inherited the political traditions of the nominal Muslim parties and the Javanese governing elite pre-1965, before the inauguration of Indonesia s New Order. Golkar, then, is seen in this book as nominal Islam with a ...

Military Ascendancy and Political Culture: A Study of Indonesia's Golkar 1989, Ohio University Center for International Studies

ISBN-13: 9780896801547

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