On 29 January, the Indonesia Institute at the Australian National University hosted an online roundtable featuring ANU-based scholars to discuss the outlook for Indonesia’s 2024 presidential and legislative elections. Moderated by the Institute’s chair Dr Eve Warburton, speakers canvassed the state of the race, the issues of democratic quality and policymaking that are at stake in the conduct and outcome of the elections.
About the speakers
Greg Fealy is an Emeritus Professor at ANU. He is a scholar of Indonesian politics and history, who specialises in Islam. He has written extensively on the politics and culture of major Islamic parties and organisations such as Nahdlatul Ulama, PKS and Hizbut Tahrir, as well as jihadist groups.
Navhat (Nava) Nuraniyah is a PhD scholar at the Department of Political and Social Change, ANU. Her research focuses on how Islamist opposition movements respond to political repression in Indonesia.
Fakhridho Susrahadiansyah Bagus Pratama Susilo (Fakhridho Susilo) is a research associate of KiPHRAH. He holds a PhD in Policy and Governance from the Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University. He is the recipient of the 2022–2023 Fox International Fellowship at Yale University, Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies.
[Moderator] Eve Warburton is a senior lecturer at the Department of Political and Social Change in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. She is also Director of the ANU Indonesia Institute.
The narrowing field of political contestation in Indonesia is not just being driven by presidential machinations and ruling-coalition infighting—but also the inescapable contradictions of Indonesia’s middle income status