Like the Yogyakartan surrealist, Jokowi’s leadership offers a dreamscape, relying much on the promise of the future.
While observers might be surprised that Jokowi harboured despotic tendencies, never had he hid his stripes...The essence of the tragedy is the circularity of a flawed system and bad actors.
NU’s dependence on political influence will make it difficult to maintain neutrality and critique social and political problems.
In this webinar recording, meet extraordinary individuals sharing their experiences in mental health in Indonesia.
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.
The materiality of writing has major implications for the practice of history...When you look at a ‘medieval’ Javanese manuscript, it is almost always an 18th or 19th century copy of a copy of a copy ... and so on.
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.
A critical reflection on the emergence, dominance and legacy of Java’s historic ‘empire’.
Infographics reveal new details about the anti-communist violence.
Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.
This article explores the life and career of one of Java's great premodern leaders: the 16th-century queen of Jepara.
Java's temples are sites for the performance of power, prestige and celebrity