May 29, 2022 Last Updated 7:57 AM, May 27, 2022

Social Movements

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

Indonesia’s diaspora citizens

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

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?

Review: Beyond decent work

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

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

OzAsia and beyond

OzAsia festival illuminates the world of Indonesian performance and its social concerns 

Religious Bandung II: The champion arrives

Bandung’s civic improvement program continues after its patron is imprisoned 

Beyond categorisation

An Indonesian transsexual movement faces challenges from within, as well as from without

Punkrock and global protest culture

An environmental movement is generating new forms of resistance by fusing traditional and contemporary Balinese art with social media

Football, violence and politics

Yogyakarta’s notorious Brajamusti elects a president

Engaging young Indonesians in politics and the case of WikiDPR

A new volunteer movement is shining a light on Indonesia’s parliament and its representatives

Politics from below

Street vendors have organised successfully at the local level, but effective national organisation has proved more elusive

The paradox of virtual youth politics

Social media promotes political engagement among youth, but at the expense of accurate information and real-world political effects

Latest Articles

When the bond of love and the thread of debt flow like water

May 27, 2022 - SARI D. RATRI

For transnational families like those in Manggarai in East Nusa Tenggara, financial stability comes at great emotional cost

Book review: Beyond the pale

Apr 27, 2022 - JOOST COTE

A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Obit: Hugh O’Neill AO, 1933-2022

Apr 13, 2022 - TIM LINDSEY

Contesting the religious soundscape

Mar 23, 2022 - ANDY FULLER

A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

Mar 15, 2022 - TITI KUSUMANDARI

Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

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