Vol. 4, No. 3, CHONG

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 3 Local Politics and Chinese Indonesian Business in Post-Suharto Era Wu-Ling Chong* *鍾武凌, Department of South East Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia e-mail: chong.wu.ling[at]um.edu.my; chong.wu.ling[at]gmail.com This article examines the relationships between the changes and continuities of Indonesian local politics and Chinese Indonesian business practices in the post-Suharto era, focusing on Chinese Indonesian businesses in two of the largest Indonesian cities, Medan and Surabaya. The fall of Suharto in May 1998 led to the opening up of a democratic and liberal space as well as the removal of many discriminatory measures against the Chinese minority. However, due […]

Vol. 3, No. 2, Shiraishi Takashi

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 2 Indonesian Technocracy in Transition: A Preliminary Analysis* Shiraishi Takashi** *I would like to thank Caroline Sy Hau for her insightful comments and suggestions for this article. **白石 隆, Institute of Developing Economies Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), 3-2-2 Wakaba, Mihamaku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture 261-8545, Japan; National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677, Japan e-mail: takasisiraisi[at]gmail.com Indonesia underwent enormous political and institutional changes in the wake of the 1997–98 economic crisis and the collapse of Soeharto’s authoritarian regime. Yet something curious happened under President Yudhoyono: a politics of economic growth has returned in post-crisis decentralized, democratic Indonesia. The politics of economic growth […]

Vol. 3, No. 1, Agus Trihartono

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 1 Beyond Measuring the Voice of the People: The Evolving Role of Political Polling in Indonesia’s Local Leader Elections Agus Trihartono* * Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, 56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577, Japan e-mail: atrihartono[at]gmail.com Since 2005, political polling and the application of polls-based candidacy have been enormously influential and, in fact, have become vital for local leader elections (Pilkada), particularly in Indonesia’s districts and municipalities. The Golkar Party’s declaration that it was moving to polls-based candidacy created a domino effect, inducing other major political parties—such as the National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional, PAN), the Democratic Party (Partai Demokrat, PD), and the […]


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