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The Legislature and Military Reform in Indonesia

  • Jürgen Rüland
  • Maria-Gabriela Manea
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Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)

Abstract

The resignation of President Suharto on 23 May 1998 brought to an end more than four decades of authoritarian rule in Indonesia. Suharto was forced to step down by a student-led reform movement which was tacitly supported by the military leadership (O’Rourke, 2002). The catalyst for change was the Asian Financial Crisis with its disastrous consequences for the Indonesian economy and the livelihood of millions of Indonesians. The economic crisis and the concomitant political turbulences had quickly eroded the legitimacy of Suharto’s New Order regime and eventually led to its collapse.

Keywords

Armed Force Civil Society Organization Reform Movement Asian Financial Crisis Constitutional Amendment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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