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Aid-supported 'participatory recess' programs are promoting healthier communication between MPs and constituents. But it won't transform politics unless parties sign on wholesale.
Progressives may hope that Ma’ruf’s conservatism will be checked by realpolitik.
Notes from a research trip interrupted by Indonesia’s most deadly earthquake in years.
The NU Garis Lurus or 'true path NU' movement shows how the moderate stance of Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation is being internally contested.
New Mandala is looking for emerging Indonesian experts to write about Indonesia's biggest policy challenges in the lead up to the 2019 polls.
A pillar of Indonesian civil society faces an ever more acute dilemma between representing a religious community and securing resources and influence within government.
A movement making piety cool for youth alienated from traditional religious organisations has become a national phenomenon in Indonesia.
On 'black campaigns', the Islamic vote, and upcoming presidential elections.
Trying out a more sophisticated measure of how religious intolerance varies across Indonesia's provinces.
Beyond the media hype, the new Indonesia Solidarity Party (PSI) isn’t much different from the conservative, oligarch-linked parties we’re used to.
A new survey shows that political parties are divided only by their attitudes on Islam.
Nearly two decades of decentralisation have shown the promise and challenges for Indonesia's civil society.
Looking at Indonesia's grassroots neighbourhood associations helps us understand the perils of aligning civil society with elite interests.
On the many meanings of Hari Kartini, Indonesia's annual celebration of its most famous colonial-era feminist thinker.
An in-depth investigation into the land deals behind the downfall of one of Indonesia's most senior judges.
Foreign correspondent and historian Frank Palmos reflects on his first translating job in Java in 1961.
The global success of a motorbike gang with roots in the Netherlands’ Indonesian community is indicative of the socioeconomic marginalisation of many Indonesian migrants.
When you’re accused of blasphemy, displays of humility and oligarchic pedigree may be the best defence.
A supposed announcement of his candidacy actually reemphasises how ambivalent Prabowo is about fighting Jokowi again.
SOEs are expected to do ever more for Jokowi's infrastructure push, but politics dictates they forgo revenue to offer subsidised goods. Who ends up with the bill?
The MD3 saga lays bare not only the DPR's attempt to shield itself from public accountability, but the dysfunctionality of governance under Jokowi.
Snapshots of the new socio-ecological dynamics in post-reconstruction Aceh.
What's behind a fresh panic about attacks on Islamic figures at the hands of "crazy people"?