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Indonesia

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.

The right to water: governing private and communal provision in rural Indonesia

Three cases illustrate that the role of private providers and communal works, or a combination of the two, are the norm among poor, rural communities

Revolution from the kitchen: women and ecological responses to COVID-19

The kitchen has become a centre of social solidarity from which women are making invaluable contributions to the COVID-response.

Gendering Indonesia’s responses to COVID-19: Preliminary thoughts

The approach used in the creation of these policies ignores that women may face more difficulty in accessing the promised benefits.

A scene at Gatot Subroto street during the September 24 2019 Jakarta protests

Indonesian protests point to old patterns

The return of student protests and the government’s response have are reminiscent of the era of authoritarian rule

Indonesia’s omnibus law is a bust for human rights

Trade unions and human rights groups believe the law is in fact no more than an attempt by the nation’s oligarchs to roll back political reform.

Contemporary art event: Indonesia calling 2020

An upcoming exhibition aims to raise awareness of the impact of COVID-19 in Indonesia and to encourage aid initiatives in any form

How China’s foreign policy shapes prejudice against Chinese Indonesians

China’s domestic and foreign policy actions indirectly affect prejudice against Chinese Indonesians

Is COVID-19 muting or fueling religious polarisation in Indonesia?

Islamists continue to mobilise based on political considerations rather than science and public health concerns.

Disrupting pathways: What awaits rural youth forced home by COVID-19?

An influx of new ideas might boost rural and coastal sectors, but unemployment looms large too.