In The Candidate’s Dilemma: Anticorruptionism and Money Politics in Indonesian Election Campaigns (Cornell UP, 2022), Elisabeth Kramer tells the story of how three political candidates in Indonesia made selections to withstand, interact in, or in any other case incorporate cash politics into their electioneering methods over the course of their campaigns.
As they marketing campaign, candidates encounter stress from the institutional guidelines that information elections, political events, and voters, and should additionally negotiate advanced social relationships to stay aggressive. For anticorruption candidates, this context presents extra challenges for constructing and sustaining their identities. Some of those candidates set up their marketing campaign parameters early and are capable of keep their course. For others, the marketing campaign path leads to an avalanche of compromises, every one consuming away at their sense of what constitutes “ethical” and “acceptable” conduct. The Candidate’s Dilemma delves into the lived experiences of candidates to supply a nuanced examine of how the political and private intersect in terms of cash politics, anticorruptionism, and electoral campaigning in Indonesia.
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Professor Michele Ford is the Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, a university-wide multidisciplinary heart on the University of Sydney, Australia.
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