Making Trade Policy in a New Democracy after a Deep Crisis: Indonesia
AbstractThis paper examines the recent political economy of trade policy in Indonesia against the backdrop of two key events: the deep economic crisis of 1997-98, and the transition from three decades of rapid growth under an authoritarian regime to a weaker but democratic state. We investigate both international and domestic trade policy. The international trade policy regime has remained largely open, perhaps surprisingly in view of the unpopularity of liberal economic policies in the wake of the crisis and the forces advocating more protectionist policies. However, this openness is precarious, and lacks both institutional and community opinion support. In contrast, while remaining largely open at the international border, domestic barriers to trade have increased. This conjunction of economic crisis and weak, democratic states is a common phenomenon in the developing world, and the lessons for trade policy from the Indonesian experience over this decade are therefore relevant to many other countries.
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- Kelly Bird & Hal Hill & Sandy Cuthbertson, 2008. "Making Trade Policy in a New Democracy after a Deep Crisis: Indonesia," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 31(7), pages 947-968, 07.
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