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The Political Robustness In Indonesia


  • Hokky Situngkir

    () (Dept. Computational Sociology, Bandung Fe Institute)


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.

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  • Hokky Situngkir, 2004. "The Political Robustness In Indonesia," Departmental Working Papers wpm2004, Bandung Fe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:bfe:wpsbfi:wpm2004

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    1. Deni Khanafiah & Hokky Situngkir, 2004. "Innovation as Evolution," Industrial Organization 0412009, EconWPA.

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    indonesia; election; robustness; democracy; political streams; ultrametric distance; portfolio.;

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