Jan 17, 2022 Last Updated 5:48 AM, Jan 10, 2022

Democracy

Markets, morals and leadership after the boom

Authoritarian Southeast Asian governments have been dealt a blow by market forces, says MICHAEL VATIKIOTIS, but democracy will not flourish until people begin to organise locally.

We want a new government!

There are plenty of capable Indonesians who can take over from Suharto, says the activist group PIJAR.

Thinking through a new tomorrow

What should democracy activists do in these last days of the New Order? DANIEL LEV offers some pointers.

Peaceful change, now!

We, more than one hundred Indonesian and non-Indonesian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) participating in the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (Infid), are deeply concerned about the ongoing economic turmoil in Indonesia which many fear may lead to political turmoil as well.

Guerillas in power

Last December, candidates affiliated to the Free Aceh Movement (GAM ) swept to power in local government elections in Aceh. They now face great challenges in meeting the high expectations of their supporters and dealing with incipient corruption in their own ranks.

Aceh: Two years of peace

 In welcoming you to our new version of Inside Indonesia, it’s fitting that we focus on one of the greatest achievements of Indonesia’s democratisation: peace in Aceh.

Romo Mangun

Tribute to a multi-talented, national figure

Security reform

Reform of the security sector is fundamental for achieving a democratic Indonesia

Islam and democracy cannot meet

Irfan Awwas sets out his vision for Islamic law in Indonesia

Islam and democracy!

The successful new party PKS is a moderate alternative to radical Islamism

A new agenda for democracy

Is democracy stalled? An in-depth survey suggests hope for the future

Workers in politics

Why is organised labour missing from the democracy movement?

Political business

Entrepreneurs are transforming political parties.

Fighting words

In his last interview, Pramoedya kept up his attack on elitism and corruption.

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