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Indonesia

COVID-19, food insecurity and the resilience of indigenous women in Indonesia

Protecting rural indigenous people’s control over food resources is linked to the wellbeing of migrant workers in the cities.

Part 2: The missing new Indonesian Left—leftist amnesia

Just as the Renaissance from the 14th to the 17th centuries overcame the dark Middle Ages by reappraising classical insights, critical history is now imperative.

Part 1: The missing new Indonesian Left

Just as it was particularly difficult for the progressives to withstand repression and killings, reviving the Left after 1965 was equally formidable.

The Malady of Ignorance? Indonesian Parliament During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this pandemic, “losing” these key Parliamentary functions has exacerbated the lack of “checks and balances”

At what cost: The impact of Indonesia’s Omnibus law on underwater cultural heritage

Why, after such a long hiatus, is underwater cultural heritage is once again being considered as an economic, not an archaeological or historical, resource?

Invisible victims of the Papua conflict: the Nduga Regency refugees

The Indonesian government could regain trust by enhancing cooperation with those in the local community already involved in assisting IDPs

Indonesia in 2020: Looking back at a year of crisis

How were Indonesians’ enjoyment of political, economic, and social rights have been affected by the multiple crises of 2020?

Fictional forest koperasi: a new pattern of land grabs in Indonesia

Fake cooperatives acting as representatives of farmers can seek land concessions and conveniently serve as an extension of corporations.

De-industrialisation and returning to the land in Indonesia

Returning workers from failed industrial hubs such as Batam live on the edge between two different worlds: town and village.

Paying bribes in Indonesia

A new survey looks beyond aggregated corruption indexes at how experiences of bribery and extortion in Indonesia differ from sector to sector.

Indonesia is no saviour: against normalisation with Israel

Beyond future statehood, supporting the Palestinian right of self-determination should acknowledge they are best placed to shape their future.

The triple work burden of Indonesia’s women unionists

The delicate balancing of labour across the home, workplace and union is no small burden. 

The impact of the Indonesian government’s crackdown on Islamists

Will the crackdown demonstrate the powerlessness of Islamists or serve as a unifying issue?

Religious minorities in Indonesia face discriminiation

"Spineless politicians, feckless government bureaucrats, and narrow-minded ulama officials" stand in the way of religious freedom in Indonesia.

Indonesia’s rice racket

Focusing on the actors shows that despite government and lobbyists’ claims about representing small players, their actions more support already dominant big business.

The true story of cruelty to animals in Indonesia

The ABC should establish a new relationship with an Indonesian partner, enabling Australians to learn that this humane cause is shared by our close neighbours.

Hypocrisy or imagination? Pseudo-pluralism in Indonesia

The Indonesian government's approach to Islamic outliers simultanesously marks them as dangerous and fails to protect the vulnerable from harm

COVID-19 is eroding Indonesian local media’s role as watchdog

Local media are failing to supervise regional Indonesia, with many relying on government PR budgets or politicians’ fresh cash.

Governing a pandemic: centre-regional relations and Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

The current arrangements slow initial local responses without a corresponding payoff.

The role of neighbourhood leaders in Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

Neighbourhood leaders enjoy high levels of public trust but concerns about legitimacy and conflict limit the extent to which they can implement COVID-19 restrictions.

What is new in the old pattern of Indonesia’s student movement?

Novel phenomena emerge as students find common ground with workers, but there are risks.

Eviction and urban resistance in Bandung

An urban development program has supported a boom in commercial property construction and displaced poor urban communities, sparking an upsurge in resistance

Incumbents with attitude in Indonesia’s local elections

Incumbents at the local level can be an obstacle to the political plans of wealthy and well-connected players, even in uncontested elections.