Feb 23, 2024 Last Updated 12:52 AM, Feb 22, 2024

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Sport in Indonesia

The upcoming Asian Games in Palembang and Jakarta, starting on 25 August, present a moment to focus our attention on the expression and uses of sport in Indonesia.

Bonek: the football fans’ resistance movement

Persebaya supporters were forced to fight for years for their team’s recognition

Menyoal jarak: Hunian sosial bagi masyarakat miskin

Bagi kelompok miskin Jakarta, hunian sosial vertikal lebih banyak membawa masalahan daripada solusi

Roadside medicine men

Bootleg medicine sales are part of Indonesia’s healthcare infrastructure

Transport policy in gridlock

Attractive public transport and well-considered traffic policies are what Jakarta needs

Minibus and Transjakarta: Transport wars?

New mass transport infrastructure is disrupting Jakarta’s minibus economy

Distance matters: social housing for the poor

For Jakarta’s most vulnerable, vertical social housing creates more problems than it solves

City of traps

People with disabilities are being left behind by Jakarta’s massive infrastructure developments

A showcase of harmony

Celebrating Indonesia’s birthday with the Mandarin choirs of Jakarta

Sectarianism, culture and politics

An emerging conservative Muslim coalition is a force to be reckoned with in Indonesian politics

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to embark on a visual journey of difficult episodes in Indonesian history

Mining – who benefits?

Mining law changes in decentralising Indonesia raises new challenges and opportunities for local communities

Stories from Sulawesi

The 2009 mining law and the community benefit in Sulawesi

Has resource extraction reduced poverty? 

The benefits of more concentrated natural resources are less likely to be spread

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

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