The success of large-scale social restrictions is heavily reliant on effective coordination.
Economic disasters have a history of bringing down governments in Indonesia; COVID-19 impacts hardest on the disadvantaged in an already fragile system.
While reports of central government mismanagement are widespread, local and regional officials are implementing sound strategies that account for limited resourcing.
Indonesian officials are raising Brasilia as a model for relocating the capital city to East Kalimantan. But Brazil's experience with Brasilia is not a positive lesson from history, but a warning.
Research shows most voters use shortcuts to assess public policy. Afrimadona argues that in Jakarta, the leader associated with the policy is key, even if voters might lean elsewhere with different information.
Anti-LGBT groups merges scientific jargon with religious conservatism to deliberately obscure the larger terrain of academic debates.
Indonesia's environmental policies are at odds with the rhetoric around palm oil production and Indonesians are not equipped with enough information to understand the risks of a changing climate.
Indonesia’s labour unions refer to the new omnibus legislation proposed by the government as RUU Cilaka, which sounds like the Bahasa Indonesia word for “wretched”.
A critical reflection on the emergence, dominance and legacy of Java’s historic ‘empire’.
Extremist labels are being utilised to repress criticism, strong-arm opponents and silence challengers of the Indonesian government.
The co-existence of Indonesia’s competitive elections with illiberal trends appears contradictory but the two are in fact interrelated.
Penelitian baru menunjuk bahwa sikap patriarkal dan institusi yang kurang ramah menghalangi suksesnya kandidat perempuan dalam pemilihan.
Lawmakers have an opportunity to work with experts in civil society and academia to make politics less dependent on financial sponsors.
Jokowi's controversial new cabinet aims to secure buy-in from elites for large-scale economic reform. Will the wager pay off?
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?
The make-up of Joko Widodo’s second-term cabinet confirms worrying trends.
Jokowi's priorities for his second term revolve around human resources development, but not human rights.
The Indonesian military and divisions within the separatist movement are hurdles to a solution.
Bipartisanship and problems of representation in Indonesian politics.
Infographics reveal new details about the anti-communist violence.
The impact of relocating Indonesia’s capital on local and environmental politics.
The underpinning politics between Jokowi and Prabowo reveals a deeper complexity within the Indonesian election.
The poor know they’re poor: the roles of shame and stigma in the everyday lives of people in poverty
Poverty reduction efforts in Indonesia need to also tackle issues of shame and social exclusion.