Dec 06, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Politics

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 

New law, new villages?

The new Village Law could substantially change Indonesia’s villages. Not necessarily for the better.

Creating Indonesia’s Village Law

How a law that goes against many vested interests was enacted

The myth of the harmonious village

Indonesia’s Village Law fails to provide village communities with control over their elites

New law, old bureaucracy

Taking stock after two years of village law implementation

The village head as patron

The Village Law might restore the dominance that village heads enjoyed under Suharto

Participation in Ngada

Why residents in Ngada district are exceptionally eager to take part in village meetings 

When village development fails

Faulty administrative procedures led to the misuse of village development funds in Papua

Traditional village institutions and the Village Law

The Village Law provides recognition for traditional village institutions, but villagers in Bali and Mentawai are not interested

Hope in the darkness

A Hazara fleeing persecution has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping her fellow refugees in Bogor

No durable solutions

A new presidential decree delivers little for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia

Review: Footsteps of Indonesians in Victoria

Celebrating fifty years of the Indonesian Community Association of Victoria (IKAWIRIA)

Jakarta’s Asian Games, yesterday and today

Ignoring issues from the 1962 Games will not help solve the many problems faced by sport in Indonesia

Fighting for existence

Environmental education is empowering rural youth to protect their hamlet from a luxury resort project 

Environmental child soldiers

Surabayan children are fighting to improve their local environment

In the name of food security

The army’s over-immersion in civilian affairs is being encouraged by its role in food security projects

Politics of the Indonesian city

York University professor Abidin Kusno shares reflections on Ahok's leadership

A parliamentary free-for-all

Indonesia’s political parties have lost control over the national budgeting process, as members of parliament prioritise their constituencies – and themselves.

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