Past events

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...

13
Nov
2013

Last of the Lands We Know: Maev's life as told to her nephew Les

Maev O’Collins

This book describes how, after a fairly sheltered childhood the author became a social worker, completed postgraduate studies at Colombia University, New York, took up an academic position at the...

12
Nov
2013

Capturing the state: contrasting cases of state-official ulama relations in post-authoritarian Indonesia and Malaysia

Norshahril Saat

Two conclusions are made by studies on the religious and political behaviour of the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) and Malaysian muftis (both defined as the €˜official' ulama). One, they are...

11
Nov
2013

Braving the seas: Sri Lanka's post-war troubles

Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena - Advocate, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka; Senior Columnist, The Sunday Times, Colombo

Four years after the war in the North and East ended in Sri Lanka, heightened repression of ethnic and religious minorities has impeded the country's post war growth. A militarised, politicised...

05
Nov
2013

Village self-government and representation in China

Dr Tamara Jacka

According to recent law, villages in China are €œself-governed€ by villager committees, whose members are elected by villagers and held accountable to villager assemblies and representative...

28
Oct
2013

Opposing authoritarianism in Malaysia

Haris Ibrahim

In this seminar, Haris Ibrahim, one of Malaysia's most prominent social activist, will reflect on his long experience in organising political reform and rights movements in Malaysia, such as...

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