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Democracy for Sale: Elections Clientelism and the State in Indonesia

Presents Indonesia’s patronage democracy and political clientelism. Reviews the case for comparative study of clientelist politics divided into four sections, including institutions, networks and resources, discretionary control, and comparing across Indonesia. Describes historical origins of freewheeling clientelism, electoral institutions, political parties, and candidates, and success teams and vote buying. Indicates governance and public spending, bureaucrats and the power of office, and campaign financing, business, and the public sphere.