Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Politics

Resource nationalism as imperialism

Foreign investment in large-scale mining has encountered serious obstacles

Mining and equitable development

Mining dominates East Luwu GDP but development of agriculture underpins equitable development

Small-scale mining in Central Kalimantan

After reformasi, Kereng Pangi, Kalimantan became the site of a gold rush

Mining the land, mining people

Irrespective of location or commodity, peasants now compete with multinational mining companies on the mineral-rich tracts of Indonesia

Multiplier effects on the Bombana goldfields

Benefits ripple outwards but local government struggles to regulate the process

The extractive industries in East Nusa Tenggara

As a number of communities in East Nusa Tenggara reject mining, tourism as a resistance strategy can be equally exploitative

Church-based resistance to mining in Manggarai

Resistance is a way of defending local people’s rights in dealing with mining policy

Review: The ideology of the family state

David Reeve reviews David Bourchier’s important contribution to understandings of political thinking in Indonesia

The Floating School

A mobile school in South Sulawesi offers new horizons to young islanders

Gambling with truth

Aceh’s Commission for Truth and Reconciliation has an important, though delicate, mission ahead

From mother to citizen

The New Order actively promoted citizenship of a particular kind for women

Indonesia’s diaspora citizens

After decades of neglect, Indonesia’s diaspora demands more rights

‘We are natural-born children, you are adopted’

Locals contest national citizenship rights in North Maluku

When ‘home’ is not home

Locals react coolly to ex-transmigrants who return to Java after fleeing violence elsewhere

Islam and citizenship

Organisations like Wahdah Islamiyah envision an ‘Islamic’ citizenship for Indonesia

Digital citizenship

Online corruption talk in Banten can be vitriolic

‘I am an Indonesian citizen!’

What does exercising citizenship in Indonesia's democracy look like?

Labour takes a citizenship approach

Despite the impressive activism of Pekalongan’s labour union, its political clout remains limited

Indonesia’s woman to watch

Yenny Wahid is the new face of moderate Islam

Review: Beyond decent work

A new book examines Indonesian labour struggles through the lens of international political economy theory 

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