Succession Politics in Indonesia

The 1998 Presidential Elections and the Fall of Suharto

  • Bilveer Singh

About this book


How was a thirty-two year old authoritarian regime brought down and what augurs in its place? This book attempts to examine the background factors as well as the trigger that led to Suharto's resignation, amidst the power struggle that has been taking place in the opaque political world of Indonesia. Equally important, the ways in which the 'new' powerbrokers, with Suharto remaining influential in the background, have tried to adapt themselves to the new environment are also examined. Finally, the meaning of Suharto's resignation and what has changed and remained static are analysed.


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  • Bilveer Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingapore

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