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How conservatism challenged Jokowi

Paul Sutaryono

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, May 18, 2019  /  06:04 pm
How conservatism challenged Jokowi

Konservatisme Politik Anti Jokowi by Eko Sulistyo. (Moka Media/-)

A book written by one of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s closest aides tries to explain the rise of conservative right-wing narratives among opposition groups in the current political landscape. The book called Konservatisme Politik Anti Jokowi (Anti Jokowi’s Political Conservatism) is written by Eko Sulistyo, a member of the President’s campaign team during the 2014 presidential election and currently the political communication deputy at the Presidential Staff Office (KSP). A previous book written by Eko on Jokowi was Jokoway, which highlighted the President’s leadership style. In Konservatisme, Eko tries to explain why Jokowi’s opponents tend to use a conservative narrative in their criticism of the government and its policies. Konservatisme is a collection of writings from various national newspapers, such as Kompas, Media Indonesia...