Posted in: Politics

A solution to conflict over houses of worship at last?

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Conflicts over houses of worship are caused in part by a problematic legal framework – this may be about to change

The destruction of the KPK flags the failure of democratic legal reform in Indonesia

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As depressing as it is, the destruction of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is not surprising. It is a sign of the limits of institutional approaches in advancing democratic legal reform in Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: protest

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How has protest changed in the age of social media, and how has the state responded to mass protest? Are there parallels between protest movements in Indonesia and its regional neighbours? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Dr Yatun Sastramidjaja in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: the women's movement after 1998

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What has been achieved in terms of women’s rights and equality in the post-authoritarian era in Indonesia? What are the issues driving the women’s movement today? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: getting elected

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What are the keys to winning local elections? Do party coalitions shape candidates' chances of winning, or the way that they govern if they are successful? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Adrianus Hendrawan about these issues and more in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Sigi attack prompts another tug of war over counterterrorism policy

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If the military is going to be involved in efforts to combat terrorism, it is time for a deeper discussion on how it can be both effective and accountable.

Does Indonesian policy on Covid-19 vaccination discriminate against the elderly?

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The government’s Covid-19 vaccination program is initially focusing on ‘productive’ adults aged 18-59. This will put vulnerable elderly populations at risk.

The limits of regional autonomy: Jember DPRD takes aim at popular district head

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The impeachment of Jember’s district head reveals constraints in the power of local heads lead policy, write CWI researchers Yolanda Pandjaitan and Roni.

Proposed changes to election law threaten women, diversity in politics

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Revisions to raise the legislative threshold risk concentrating power in the hands of a few, stifling representation of women and other minorities, write CWI’s Heru Samosir and Dirga Ardiansa.

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