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Image: Cover of a history book depicting national races united against imperialist invaders.
27
Oct
2015

A genealogy of taingyintha, Myanmar’s 'national races'

Nick Cheesman

The concept of taingyintha, or 'national races', is among the preeminent political ideas in Myanmar today. But because taingyintha is translated from Burmese inconsistently, and because its usage...

Photo: Indonesia's Election Monitoring Body received public complaints about vote buying during the 2014 legislative election. BrebesNews.co 26.03.2014
20
Oct
2015

Targeted money politics: The interplay between partisanship and clientelism in Indonesia

Burhanuddin Muhtadi

How prevalent is money politics in Indonesia, and under what conditions is money politics effective? My research deals with these two questions that have vexed Indonesianists for the last 15 years...

13
Oct
2015

Spirits of power in 21st Century Thailand: Magic and the supernatural at the centre of Thai political authority

Peter A. Jackson

Since the 1980s, a wide range of new supernatural movements have become highly visible additions to Thailand's spiritual landscape and religious marketplaces. Seeking supernatural intervention to...

Photo: Bersih rally, Malaysia: channelnewsasia.com
08
Oct
2015

Is Malaysia in crisis?

John Funston and Ross Tapsell

Embattled by billions of dollars in debt owed by the state investment fund 1MDB, and a corruption case involving a ‘donation’ of nearly US$700 million paid into his personal bank account, Prime...

01
Sep
2015

The politics of aristocracy in post-authoritarian Indonesia: Evidence from the field

Bayu Dardias

After Indonesia's democratisation began in 1998, some areas have witnessed the political revival of local aristocrats, while in other areas, the traditional nobility failed to stage a comeback....

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...

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