Jan 27, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Decentralisation

Corrupting politics

Corruption continues to shape the political landscape in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia’s richest district

Rulers in their own country?

Special autonomy and Papuan aspirations have been thwarted by Jakarta and hampered by the administrative fragmentation sponsored by local politicians

A new artistic order?

The arts scene has changed radically since 1998, but some of the old uncertainties remain

Corruption Inc

Controlling local corruption is one thing; tackling the big guys in Jakarta is quite another

Basket case to showcase

How Indonesia’s democratic transition transformed Aceh.

Politics of symbolism

Unionists express their disgust at local government’s failure to look after the interests of workers

Rise of the clans

Direct elections in South Sulawesi show that a new breed of political godfathers is coming to power in Indonesia’s regions. Parties are increasingly irrelevant, but electoral competition is real.

Inside the Special Autonomy Bill

Chronology of a remarkable process

Special autonomy

Main points of the 76-clause draft special autonomy law for Papua

Papua - The Indonesian debate

What does the public in Jakarta think?

Peripheral problems

Indonesia’s decentralisation law is causing headaches in Dusun Belido

Re-drawing Sulawesi's map

New provincial borders don’t solve old problems

Who benefits?

For the Forest Tobelo people, regional autonomy is a mixed blessing

Local democracy

Old elites are still in power, but direct elections now give voters a choice

Aceh elections

Independent candidates with GAM backgrounds dominate elections for governor and district heads.

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