Citizen Engagement, Deliberative Spaces and the Consolidation of a Post-Authoritarian Democracy: The Case of Indonesia

Is there a correlation of strong civil society organizations taking part in a decentralization process and the possibilities that this process will result in a strong deliberative democracy and a well-functioning local government?

By presenting different examples of how local CSO:s in post-authoritarian Indonesia engage with the government, the author argues that there has been a shift in how citizen can affect the government. It is thereby an important contribution to existing research in the field of democracy and decentralization and gives the reader a new way of understanding state-citizen interaction.

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