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Jokowi’s police go unpoliced

Baker, J. (2015) Jokowi’s police go unpoliced. East Asia Forum, 7 (1).

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Rarely do the police figure in studies of politics. Of all the institutions of the state, police are the great wallflowers of the political party. They are not known for their great generals or their formidable political veto power. And yet, six months into the much-anticipated presidency of Indonesia’s Joko Widodo (Jokowi), 
it has been his failure to manage the complex and nuanced politics of the police that has not only brought about the downfall of Indonesia’s highest crime-fighter but exposed Jokowi’s personal and political weaknesses.

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Asia Research Centre
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