Populism before policy

by Richard Denniss in The Australian Financial Review
Originally published in The Australian Financial Review on January 14, 2014

It’s an election year in Indonesia and, like some Australian politicians, there are Indonesian politicians who are willing to put a surge in the polls ahead of sound policy. And like some of their counterparts in Australia, there are Indonesian politicians who think the easiest way to get a surge in the polls is to push a simple form of populist nationalism.

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