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Vote Buying in Indonesia

The Mechanics of Electoral Bribery

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Investigates the impact of vote buying in Indonesia

  • Explores the nature, extent, determinants, targeting and effectiveness of vote buying

  • Argues that in total numbers —given the relatively small number of party loyalists in Indonesia— vote buying hits more uncommitted voters

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Burhanuddin Muhtadi
    Pages 1-44Open Access
  3. The Prevalence of Vote Buying in Indonesia: Building an Index

    • Burhanuddin Muhtadi
    Pages 45-79Open Access
  4. Vote Brokerage, Personal Networks, and Agency Loss

    • Burhanuddin Muhtadi
    Pages 171-207Open Access
  5. Conclusion

    • Burhanuddin Muhtadi
    Pages 243-265Open Access
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 267-318

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book investigates the impact of vote buying on the accountability of democratic institutions and policy representation in newly democratic countries, with a focus on Indonesia. In doing so, the book presents a wide-ranging study of the dynamics of vote buying in Indonesia’s young democracy, exploring the nature, extent, determinants, targeting and effectiveness of this practice. It addresses these central issues in the context of comparative studies of vote buying, arguing that although party loyalists are disproportionately targeted in vote buying efforts, in total numbers —given the relatively small number of party loyalists in Indonesia— vote buying hits more uncommitted voters. It also demonstrates that the effectiveness of vote buying on vote choice is in the 10 percent range, which is sufficient for many candidates to secure a seat and thus explains why they still engage in vote buying despite high levels of leakage.

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • Vote Buying in Indonesia
  • Vote Buying and Club Goods in Indonesia
  • Swing Voter Debate in Indonesia
  • Vote Brokerage in Indonesia
  • Voting and Personal Networks in Indonesia
  • Voting and Agency Loss in Indonesia
  • Vote Buying and Voting BehaviourOpemn

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN), Jakarta, Indonesia

    Burhanuddin Muhtadi

About the author

Burhanuddin Muhtadi is a lecturer at State Islamic University, Jakarta. He is also an executive director of Indonesian Political Indicator and Director of Public Affairs at Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI). He has published his articles in scholarly journals such as Asian Studies Review, Bijdragen, and Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.

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