Globalization and Democracy: Challenges for Indonesia
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Indonesia has experienced dramatic structural economic and political changes following changing regional and global economy. A number of critical issues have encouraged the country in response to regional and global economic challenges: (i) economic crisis that hit Southeast Asian economies in 1997, and (ii) ASEAN leaders' commitment to deepen their economic integration of ASEAN economy, via ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and (iii) Indonesia's leadership in ASEAN, especially in promoting regional economic forums that involve great powers in Asia, such as ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA), ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and ASEAN-India FTA. How the changing regional and global economy will bring political implication for one country is very complicated. For Indonesia, economic crisis hit the country in 1997 was a blessing in disguise. Without economic crisis, it is quite difficult to bring dramatic social changes for the country, including the overthrown of authoritarian rule. Economic crisis has promoted economic liberalization and weakened the ideas of protectionist economic policy. Indonesia's commitment in promoting economic liberalization has also encouraged the country to take an active role in promoting regional economic forums. Indonesia uses ASEAN as a collective bargaining in response to changing global economy. In this case, the establishment of AEC can be regarded as instrument for ASEAN in response to global economy. Unfortunately, commitment of Indonesia in promoting a deepening economic integration of ASEAN has not been supported by its domestic politics in promoting substantial democracy. Corruption has become a serious problem for the country in promoting democracy along with its commitment in response to globalization.
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TY - CONF AU - Ignatius Ismanto PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Globalization and Democracy: Challenges for Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 47 EP - 49 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.10 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.10 ID - Ismanto2017/11 ER -