What Jakarta's election highlighted most was not tensions between socioeconomic groups, but cultural tensions within the Muslim middle class itself.
Ahok's downfall should prompt new inquiry into which institutions and networks shape popular opinion, and how.
Ahok's support of an Islamic pilgrimage site amid Jakarta's container port illustrates the intricacies and paradoxes of Indonesia’s politics of religion.
The state of Papuan press freedom is dire, despite Jokowi promising openness. Indonesia's Press Council must speak.
There's ample reason to expect Jokowi's 2019 campaign will prove resilient to right wing populist opposition.
There are warning signs for Jokowi in the importance of voters who were happy with Ahok's performance but voted against him on religious grounds.
Exit polls from the Jakarta election are a good starting point for thinking about the nexus between identity politics and inequality in Indonesia.
Ian Wilson and Marcus Mietzner interpret the Jakarta election in a public conversation hosted by Murdoch University's Asia Research Centre.
Ian Wilson is right that binary 'diversity vs. sectarian populism' narratives are unhelpful. But religious divides still matter in the politics of inequality.
Hailed as a game changer in the 2012 Jakarta polls, volunteer and social media campaigns are playing an increasingly ambiguous role in Indonesian politics.
An official Dutch inquiry will confront the bloody end of the country's colonial rule in the Indies. It will also open old wounds in Indonesia.
Prosecutors' request for a suspended sentence for Ahok underscores what a political farce the legal process has been.
Framing Jakarta's election as a referendum on Indonesian pluralism is a way to avoid addressing inequalities of political and economic power.
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How memes mobilise emotions and people.
How the government's policy is a loss for the disabled community.
The end of an era for the iconic form of transportation?
The Aceh Party needs revolutionary internal change.
Battling ongoing challenges with tax administration.
What must Ahok-Djarot do in order to win the second-round?
Obstacles to gender equality in Indonesia.
Shaping the performance accountability of elected political leaders.
Lack of inclusivity keeping down the disabled.
Why West Papua remains a sore point in the relationship between Canberra and Jakarta.