Posted in: Politics

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.

Talking Indonesia: illegal fishing

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How did former Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti transform Indonesia’s fisheries industry during her tenure? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Fabio Scarpello in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Can the omnibus law do what its drafters claim, and bring investment and jobs to Indonesia?

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Even from an investment perspective, the controversial omnibus law looks set to underdeliver, writes Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr.

Omnibus law shows how democratic process has been corrupted

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As protests rage, legal avenues to overturn the controversial law may no longer be the answer, write Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir and Rafiqa Qurrata A’yun.

Talking Indonesia: the Soekarno dynasty

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How has the Soekarno dynasty survived and thrived for three generations? What are the challenges of regeneration facing the family? Dr Jemma Purdey explores these questions and more with Associate Professor Marcus Mietzner in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Civil society after #ReformasiDikorupsi

Dr Robertus Robet writes that while the #ReformasiDikorupsi protests of 2019 are often considered to have failed, the movement has much greater significance for the future of civil society.

Hackers, doxers and influencers: the limits of political participation on social media

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Six years into Jokowi’s presidency, the time for blind optimism about the democratic potential of social media is long gone, writes Ibnu Nadzir.

Sara Djojo back on track to take over Gerindra

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Rahayu Saraswati (Sara) Djojohadikusumo's political fortunes are back on the rise, following her surprise loss in the 2019 elections. Dr Jemma Purdey profiles the woman tipped to become the next leader of Gerindra.

Dynastic politics: Indonesia’s new normal

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More than 100 dynastic politicians are set to compete in the 2020 regional head elections. Yoes C Kenawas examines the roots of the problem and what can be done about it.

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