19 November, 2019

Securing the electoral success of women in Malaysia Baharu

Alicia Izharuddin

Despite female politicians’ ambivalence about gender quotas, they remain an essential tool in making politics more representative.

Farewell from a founder

Reflections on the ups and downs of New Mandala and the future for online academic engagement.

Rainsy’s point of no return

Divisions in Cambodia's opposition have created divergent ideas about the best path forward.

Illiberalism and democratic illusions in Myanmar

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံရှိ တင်းမာသောအမြင်သဘောထားနှင့် ဒီမိုကရေစီလှည့်စားမှုများ - ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေပြင်ဆင်ခြင်းအား နိုင်ငံရေးစွမ်းဆောင်မှုအဖြစ် အသုံးချခြင်း

Why Indonesia’s electoral system needs reform

Lawmakers have an opportunity to work with experts in civil society and academia to make politics less dependent on financial sponsors.

Not the Emperor’s, not the King’s, but the Straits Chinese

Ann Ang discusses the historical context, origins and identity of the Straits Chinese.

POLICY AND POLITICS IN INDONESIA

The role of social media companies in shaping political discourse in Indonesia

Social media companies have more control than the government of Indonesia in limiting the freedom of expression of its citizens. To what extent will they control the political discourse in Indonesia?

Indonesia’s pro-democracy protests cut across deep political cleavages

Bipartisanship and problems of representation in Indonesian politics.

Indonesia’s real infrastructure challenge: getting people out of their cars

Road building is good for the economy overall but does little to solve the congestion that plagues Indonesia’s major provinces.

Why the ‘Prayuth regime’ will fail to prevail

ทำไมระบอบประยุทธ์ไม่เข้มแข็ง: The "elected" military regime is not popular, nor can it guarantee the support of the armed forces

THAILAND AT NEW MANDALA

UNDERSTAND INDONESIA’S 2019 ELECTIONS

VISIT THE INDONESIA HOME PAGE

What will Indonesian women win this election?

Women are central to grassroots campaigning, but what counts as "women's issues" is still hopelessly limited.

The post-election challenges for Indonesia’s feminist movement

Progress for pro-women policy requires being honest about the social and political barriers activists face.

Indonesia: How the polls are performing

There’s little reason not to expect a comfortable win for Jokowi, but difficulties in predicting legislative election results remain.

INDONESIA AT NEW MANDALA

Voting out the landlords in Flores

Economic change is eroding the political power of traditional custodians of land in this part of Eastern Indonesia.

MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE & BRUNEI

Making and unmaking decolonisation: Civilised by The Necessary Stage (Singapore)

Nien Yuan Cheng continues her commentary on how Singapore artists are responding to the Bicentennial.

What can ‘New Malaysia’ learn from the Bersih Movement?

Leaders’ roles as entrepreneurs of identity can help create inclusive campaigns.

Millenia of maritime mastery: Philip Bowring’s ‘Empire of the Winds’

Though Austronesians operated in networks of oceanic trading that stretched from Asia to the Mediterranean for thousands of years, both the term and cultural grouping are little known.

Conserving a New Malaysia

Does the change in Malaysian government provide hope for some of the world’s most diverse forests and wildlife?

Malay anxiety, exclusion, and national unity

By drawing stricter boundaries between what is ‘Islamic’ and ‘un-Islamic’, and between who is ‘Malay’ and ‘non-Malay’, the anxiety about 'Malay unity' is addressed in a post-May 9 Malaysia.

Malaysia after GE14: transition to what?

Barisan Nasional was in power for 60 years. How does an electoral authoritarian regime get defeated, and will similar regimes in the region follow?

Passion + Procession: Art of the Philippines

A mini-review of the Art Gallery of New South Wales' recent exhibition of Philippine art.

Intolerant leaders for intolerant citizens: illiberal values in the Philippines

Survey data suggest Dutertismo isn't necessarily out of line with popular values.

Cariño brutal: the politics of caring in Duterte’s Philippines

How does one channel an intimate politics of caring without reinforcing the practices of patronage and clientelism?

Where in the world is Cambodia?

The international community needs to take seriously the scepticism of many Cambodians about its intentions.

Going forward, looking back: observations on the 2018 Cambodian election

CPP organisational and informational dominance over its rivals has been palpable.

What should the region do about Cambodia’s crackdown?

A discussion on how Australia, ASEAN, and the world might support democracy and human rights in Cambodia.

OTHER COUNTRIES & TOPICS

Will Canada take Myanmar to the ICJ for genocide?

Exploring possible paths to justice for crimes against the Rohingya.

Vietnamese Colonial Republican: The Political Vision of Vu Trong Phung

New Books in Southeast Asian Studies talks to Peter Zinoman.

North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths

Ben Dunant reviews "North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths", which paints Myanmar and North Korea regimes less as outposts of tyranny and more as rational actors.

The medieval tropics

Medieval artefacts and manuscripts are explored by Alex West to give insight on the deep past of Southeast Asia.

PERSPECTIVES ON THE PAST

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