Professor Edward Aspinall
BA (Jurisprudence) (Adelaide), BA (Hons) (Sydney), PhD (ANU)
Edward Aspinall is a specialist in the politics of Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. He has published on a range of topics related to Indonesia, including democratisation, elections, the separatist conflict in Aceh, ethnic politics, clientelism and ‘money politics’. He is the author of two books (Opposing Suharto, and Islam and Nation) and the editor of a further ten. His current research interests include involvement in an Australian Research Council project on urban machine politics across Southeast Asia.
The extent to which local governments either facilitate or frustrate the delivery of public services is a critical issue in the rapidly growing urban centres of Asia.
On 19 April, the residents of Jakarta – Indonesia’s sprawling capital – will go to the polls in an election that presents an unusually stark choice between religious solidarity and government
A new book by Ed Aspinall, Marcus Mietzner and Dirk Tomsa assesses the presidency of Indonesia's Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.