Indonesia Update Series

About the Indonesia Update Series:

The Indonesia Update series, organized annually since 1988 by the Indonesia Project at the Australian National University, Canberra, is designed to be an authoritative review of developments in Indonesia. Each year’s Update focuses on a particular theme and brings together an expert group of commentators and scholars from Indonesia, Australia, and elsewhere. Since 1994, the annual proceedings, revised and edited by specialists, have been published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. Books can be purchased from the ISEAS bookshop: https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/

Gender equality and diversity in Indonesia: Identifying progress and challenges

Author(s): Angie Bexley (editor), Xue Sarah Dong (editor), Diahhadi Setyonaluri (editor)
Date of publication: 2023
Publication type: Book

This book is based on papers delivered at the 2022 Indonesia Update conference convened by Angie Bexley, Sarah Dong and Diahhadi Setyonaluri. It explores how gender relations have been shaped by historical forces such as Reformasi, decentralisation and economic transformation. Spanning topics such...

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In Sickness and In Health: Diagnosing Indonesia

Author(s): Witoelar, F (editor), Utomo, A (editor)
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Book

Despite significant improvements in many health outcomes over the past 60 years, many chronic problems in Indonesia’s health system including financial sustainability, governance and inequities in accessing health care have long been apparent, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The epidemiological...

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Economic dimensions of Covid-19 in Indonesia: responding to the crisis

Author(s): Lewis, B (editor), Witoelar, F (editor)
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Book

Beginning in December 2019, the coronavirus swept quickly through all regions of the world. COVID-19 has wreaked social, political and economic havoc everywhere and has shown few signs of entirely abating. The recent development and approval of new vaccines against the virus, however, now provides...

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Democracy in Indonesia: from stagnation to regression?

Author(s): Power, T (editor), Warburton, E (editor)
Date of publication: 2020
Publication type: Book

Indonesia has long been hailed as a rare case of democratic transition and persistence in an era of global democratic setbacks. But as the country enters its third decade of democracy, such laudatory assessments have become increasingly untenable. The stagnation that characterized Susilo Bambang...

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Contentious belonging: the place of minorities in Indonesia
Contentious belonging: the place of minorities in Indonesia

Contentious belonging: the place of minorities in Indonesia

Author(s): Greg Fealy (editor), Ronit Ricci (editor)
Date of publication: 2019
Publication type: Book

Contention has surrounded the status of minorities throughout Indonesian history. Two broad polarities are evident: one inclusive of minorities, regarding them as part of the nation’s rich complexity and a manifestation of its “Unity in Diversity” motto; the other exclusive, viewing with...

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Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty
Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty

Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty

Author(s): Arianto A. Patunru (editor), Mari Pangestu, (editor), M Chatib Basri (editor)
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Book

Anne Booth, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 2019. “This volume, which originates from the Indonesia Update conference held at the Australian National University in September 2017, covers a range of topics related to globalisation and its impact on modern Indonesia. The authors comprise a...

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Digital Indonesia: connectivity and divergence

Author(s): Edwin Jurriëns (editor), Edwin Jurriëns (editor)
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Book

Andrew Sheng, Asian Pacific Economic Literature, 2018. Few people realise that the digital divide is not just between those who have access to digital information and those who do not, but also between generations and more importantly, between attention spans. The digitally savvy generation has an...

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Land and development in Indonesia: searching for the people’s sovereignty

Author(s): John McCarthy (editor), Kathryn Robinson (editor)
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Book

Ward Berenschot, Bijdragen Tot De Taal -, Land-En Volkenkunde 174 (2018) 291 - 362. “Land and Development concerns one of Indonesia’s most urgent challenges: the difficulty of ensuring that Indonesians obtain more effective control over their land. This book is part of an important book series...

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The Yudhoyono Presidency: Indonesia's decade of stability and stagnation

Author(s): Aspinall, E, Mietzner, M, Tomsa, D
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Book

The presidency of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2004-14) was a watershed in Indonesia’s modern democratic history. Yudhoyono was not only the first Indonesian president to be directly elected, but also the first to be democratically re-elected. Coming to office after years of turbulent transition, he...

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Regional dynamics in a decentralized Indonesia
Regional dynamics in a decentralized Indonesia

Regional dynamics in a decentralized Indonesia

Author(s): Hill, H (editor)
Date of publication: 2014
Publication type: Book

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic state. In 2001 it embarked on a “big bang” decentralization involving a major transfer of administrative, political and financial authority to its districts, now numbering more than 500. Together with the rapid transition from authoritarian to...

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