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dc.contributor.authorDinarto, Dedien_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, Jeffersonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-14T07:40:37Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-14T07:40:37Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationDinarto, D. & Ng, J. (2021). Characterising independent candidates in Indonesian local politics. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 40(2), 266-292. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1868103420972412en_US
dc.identifier.issn1868-4882en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/153612-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the phenomenon of independent candidates (calon perseorangan) in Indonesia’s regional executive elections (Pilkada) to better understand why candidates run as independents and whether independent candidacy has reduced political inequality in the electoral system. In this study, we compiled candidate information using Indonesia’s General Election Commission’s (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) database as well as structured open-source searches to develop a data set and profiles of independents over three election cycles. Using this data set, we distinguished three categories of independents – partisan, non-partisan, and underdog independents – by analysing differences in power resources and motivations among the candidates. We found that contrary to public perceptions in Indonesia, independent candidacy has not helped to alleviate unequal access to political office. Successful independents are predominantly political insiders and local notables. This finding has important implications for democracy in Indonesia – we show how the inability for political outsiders to win political office harms democratic representation.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Current Southeast Asian Affairsen_US
dc.rights© 2021 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licences/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage)en_US
dc.subjectHumanities::Generalen_US
dc.titleCharacterising independent candidates in Indonesian local politicsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolS. Rajaratnam School of International Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1868103420972412-
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85112157094-
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.volume40en_US
dc.identifier.spage266en_US
dc.identifier.epage292en_US
dc.subject.keywordsIndonesiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsIndependentsen_US
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