Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Social Science, Humanity and Public Health, ICoSHIP 2023, 18-19 November 2023, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Strategic Interactions: Transactional Politics and Democratic Outcomes in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-11-2023.2342566,
        author={Rahmat Syahid Suraya and Dmitry Ivanovich Pobedash},
        title={Strategic Interactions: Transactional Politics and Democratic Outcomes in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Social Science, Humanity and Public Health, ICoSHIP 2023, 18-19 November 2023, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOSHIP},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={vote buying; democratization; election; indonesia},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-11-2023.2342566}
    }
    
  • Rahmat Syahid Suraya
    Dmitry Ivanovich Pobedash
    Year: 2024
    Strategic Interactions: Transactional Politics and Democratic Outcomes in Indonesia
    ICOSHIP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-11-2023.2342566
Rahmat Syahid Suraya1,*, Dmitry Ivanovich Pobedash1
  • 1: Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
*Contact email: suraia@urfu.ru

Abstract

Transactional politics continues to persist as a detrimental issue inside the political process in Indonesia, as seen by its prevalence until the fifth parliamentary election in 2019 throughout the Reform Era. Contrary to expectations, the prevalence of transactional politics in the last election has escalated significantly, displaying a heightened level of vulgarity and brutality. Currently, Indonesia's political trajectory, once optimistic and seen as a budding democracy, has suffered setbacks. This study examines how election law changes affect money-driven political behaviors that erode democracy in Indonesia. The research uses secondary data for qualitative description. This study examines the detrimental influence of political corruption, namely transactional politics, on the state of Indonesian democracy in recent times. Indonesia's capacity to become an advanced and stable democracy requires sustained dedication, particularly in addressing political corruption, including electoral corruption such as transactional politics.