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Vote Buying in Indonesia

The Mechanics of Electoral Bribery

Authors: Muhtadi, Burhanuddin

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  • 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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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.

About the authors

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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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6779-3
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  • Due: May 19, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6778-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vote Buying in Indonesia
Book Subtitle
The Mechanics of Electoral Bribery
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6779-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6779-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6778-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 318
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations
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