Fishers have become emblematic of the "wong cilik" this election, but their political engagement remains fragmented and localised.
Australian institutions and their patrons were slow to wake up to Indonesian artists, but the future looks encouraging.
Jokowi’s overreliance on state-owned enterprises has undesirable side-effects. But the private sector has its own problems.
The dominant counter-terrorism policy paradigm is unnecessary limiting, and sometimes counter-productive.
Women are central to grassroots campaigning, but what counts as "women's issues" is still hopelessly limited.
Politicians need to make some hard decisions to make the system financially sustainable.
Exploring the politics of policy, and policy in politics, during the 2019 elections.
Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
An eccentric—and violent—Islamic preacher has been catapulted to fame in Indonesia after becoming a target of the authorities.
A despatch from Brisbane, where an eclectic selection of Indonesian works stands out at the APT.
The second reunion of the 2016 anti-Ahok rally was a show of force from FPI ahead of elections.
A proposal for marriage registration cards is an invitation for more moral surveillance of Indonesian citizens.
Expert speakers discuss the state of Indonesia's politics and economy in 2018, with the focus on the status of minorities.
A provocative documentary examines the asymmetries of Indonesia’s oil palm boom, but leaves some difficult questions unaddressed.
Once hailed as the saviour of the democratic status quo, Indonesia’s president is now busily degrading democratic norms.
Would high political office discipline Ma’ruf Amin’s conservatism, or would his conservatism influence government policy?
Notes on the first joint meeting of the Asian Society for the History of Medicine & History of Medicine in Southeast Asia, Jakarta, 27-30 June 2018
Hans Pols proposes a new perspective on the history of colonial medicine from the viewpoint of indigenous physicians.
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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.