Posts with tag: Political participation

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.

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.

Talking Indonesia: women legislators

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What factors are limiting women's representation in the national legislature? How can they be overcome? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses these issues and more with Ella Prihatini in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

2014: democracy's year of living dangerously

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THIS is going to be a big year for democracy - the biggest ever, in fact - with a record number and percentage of humankind set to vote in elections in 2014. In a remarkable milestone in history, almost 3 billion people - or 40 per cent of…

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