Past events

01
May
2014

Democratization by elections in Indonesia: are we on the right track?

Chusnul Mar’iyah

Since the election of Soeharto in 1999, Indonesia has been conducting elections every five years. There has been some progress in the implementation of elections, but some challenges remain. For...

29
Apr
2014

Money politics: a report from the Indonesian elections

Professor Edward Aspinall

In this presentation, Professor Edward Aspinall illustrates the variety of €˜money politics' found in Indonesia today, as well as the challenges such strategies pose for political candidates and...

01
Apr
2014

Ethnography, Corporate Knowledge and the Mobile Phone Consumer in Cambodia

Daniel McFarlane, PhD candidate

Abstract: 

This paper is based on ethnographic research into the marketing and consumption of mobile services in Cambodia and focuses on the central figures of neoliberal development...

04
Mar
2014

The political economy of pork barrelling in the Philippines

Ronald Holmes

Abstract

Pork barrelling refers to the distribution of highly divisible benefits to specific populations, the cost of which is shared by the general population through taxation.   Argued to...

27
Feb
2014

Puer Tea - author Jinghong Zhang in conversation with Andrew Walker

Join author Jinghong Zhang with Professor Andrew Walker in a conversation on the recent Puer tea fad in China

From cottage creation to international industry, follow the rise, climax and...

25
Feb
2014

Resource Nationalism in Indonesia

Eve Warburton

Observers increasingly describe Indonesia as a country where €˜resource nationalism' is on the rise. Legislative change and judicial disputes in Indonesia's mining and oil and gas sectors have...

06
Dec
2013

What makes for successful international assistance to democratic change processes?

Chair: Greg Fealy

About IDEA

International IDEA is a global intergovernmental organisation with 29 member states, including Australia, whose purpose is to support locally owned and sustainable democratic...

05
Dec
2013

Why Muslims don't vote for Islamic Parties: exploring the decline of Islamic parties since 1999 and their responses

Ahmad Muhajir

Islamic political parties have never won a majority in any of Indonesia's ten elections, despite the fact that almost 90% of the population is Muslim. Indeed, the popular support for Islamic...

03
Dec
2013

Rural Political culture from East Java in 2014

Colum Graham

In Southeast Asia, candidates for national leadership have been very concerned with the power of rural voters. Perhaps the most prominent contemporary example is Thaksin Shinawatra. His...

18
Nov
2013

The logic of money politics: its forms, determinants, actors and electoral outcomes in post-Suharto Indonesia

Burhanuddin Muhtadi

Along with the rise of democratic regimes in the Third World, vote buying has become a key component of electoral mobilization in many young democracies. Indonesia is not an exception. In its...

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