Explaining Yudhoyono's decision to develop a strategic partnership with China
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- Strategic Partnership, Bureaucracies, Weak Leadership, Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy
Several studies by Indonesian and foreign scholars have addressed Yudhoyono's leadership and the roles of bureaucracies in Indonesia's foreign policy. However, their analyses tend to be rather general and highly emphasise the personal characteristics of the president and the role of the minister of foreign affairs. Although they are important, this paper proposes that other bureaucracies have also come to play new important roles in Indonesian foreign policy making. To demonstrate their pivotal position, this paper highlights Indonesia's foreign policy towards China at the time of president Yudhoyono with specific reference to the "strategic partnership agreement" signed in 2005, later upgraded to a "comprehensive strategic agreement" in 2013. This paper makes two overarching claims. First, the relation with China is driven by Yudhoyono's vision that compels him to promote "development through comprehensive changes. Second, the relation is shaped by his bureaucracies generated through Yudhoyono's weak leadership and the implication of domestic political change.
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TY - CONF AU - Petrus K Farneubun PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Explaining Yudhoyono's decision to develop a strategic partnership with China BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 332 EP - 337 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.70 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.70 ID - Farneubun2017/11 ER -