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THE POLITICAL ROBUSTNESS IN INDONESIA

Hokky Situngkir ()

Development and Comp Systems from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The result of Indonesian legislative election 2004 is analyzed with certain comparative with the previous one (1999). This analysis is constructed by using the graph theoretical analysis by finding the Euclidean distances among political parties. The distances are then treated in ultrametric spaces by using the minimum spanning tree algorithm. By having the Indonesian hierarchical taxonomy model of political parties we show some patterns emerging the pattern agrees with the classical anthropological analysis of socio-political system in Indonesia. This fact accentuates a character of robustness in Indonesian political society as a self-organized system evolves to critical state. Some small perturbations i.e.: different voting process resulting the same pattern and occasions statistically, emerges from the social structure based upon political streams: Islamic, secular, traditional, and some complements of all.

Keywords: indonesia; election; robustness; democracy; political streams; ultrametric distance; portfolio. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O P (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cmp, nep-pol and nep-sea
Date: 2004-05-07
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 15
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