Workshop 6: Crisis of democratisation and ways ahead: Insights from the largest of the new democracies in comparative perspective
Organized by Olle Törnquist
The third wave of democracy has stagnated. The most challenging questions are why and what could be done. To move ahead, scholars and practitioners might wish to consider a wider set of factors than so far. In addition to already available databanks, this may call for contextual studies in theoretical and comparative perspective as points of departure. One critical case, then, is the largest of the new democracies, Indonesia, given that it has been unusually successful but also faces several problems.
As a platform for wider discussions, the workshop will use the framework and recent results from third national Indonesian expert-survey. This has been conducted by the Universities of Oslo and Gadjah Mada. (The full data set from the three surveys will also be launched). In addition to comments from scholars and practitioners, we invite presentations of other multi-dimensional studies of the problems of democracy as well as attempts at combining such studies with comparative data.
If you want to participate at this workshop, please contact Olle Törnquist