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19
Aug
2015

Democracy in the shadow of the 'Deep State': Thailand as a guardian hybrid regime

Simon Watmough

Simon Watmough will present a fresh perspective on post€“1970s Thai politics by outlining elements of a new framework for understanding Thailand as a hybrid political order. This is an order in...

18
Aug
2015

Social media and the quality of freedom of expression in Indonesia: Evidence from the field

Usman Hamid

Abstract

In recent years, Indonesia has witnessed the rise of social media and its repercussions for the quality of democracy and particularly freedom of expression. Some utopian scholars...

11
Aug
2015

The family context and its role in making jihadists: The case of Indonesian jihadists' families

Haula Noor

This study aims to investigate the family context in which the €˜setting events' among jihadists occurs. The study is based on the argument that family is one factor contributing to the process of...

21
Jul
2015

The state and business in post-Soeharto Indonesia: The political economy of the construction sector

Danang Widoyoko

Despite various reforms in public sector management and law enforcement, corruption remains a critical problem in Indonesia. Public resources continue to be allocated and distributed through the...

14
Jul
2015

The rise of Habaib in Indonesian popular Islam: Marketing traditional Islam and reviving authority

Syamsul Rijal

Over the past decade, Indonesia has witnessed the rise of young Arab preachers along with their sermon groups and media in urban areas. Their sermon groups are highly mobile in urban public spaces...

13
Jul
2015

Has Malaysia's opposition coalition unravelled?

Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Selangor State Minister and head of the People’s Justice Party [PKR] Youth Branch) Akmal Nasir (Director of the National Oversight and Whistleblowers Centre, and Director of Strategy in PKR Youth)

The fragile coalition between Malaysia's three major opposition parties"the Democratic Action Party (DAP), the People's Justice Party (PKR) and the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)"appeared to...

07
Jul
2015

Children born of war in Peru and Guatemala

Ana Alonso

Children born of wartime violence are: the children conceived after violent and exploitative sexual relations between the parents in a militarized context during conflict, as well as children born...

06
Jul
2015

Transmission and transformation: Reception of Al-Quran in a non-Arabic speaking community in Indonesia

Ahmad Rafiq

Al-Qur'an is the primary source of Muslim teachings, and is believed to be universal across time and space. It was revealed to Muhammad (PBUH) in Arabic and has been transmitted to many non-Arabic...

26
Jun
2015

Torture: Its prevalence, politics, and lessons from working with survivors

Kathy Ragless, Christine Phillips, Paul Kenny, Nick Cheesman

June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.  The United Nations declared this day in 1987 with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of...

22
Jun
2015

Mosque community resistance to radicalisation - A case study of Javanese Mosque communities

Jason Cromarty

This study is concerned with how Indonesian Muslims transform and shape their religious lives in the context of their local mosque community when challenged to radically change. Working within the...

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