Indonesia

7. Jun 2013

How to Win Elections in Indonesia?

Elections, Indonesia, InFocus

Insights from the Campaigns for Jakarta Governor 2012 This online exhibition shows photographs, videos and other material from the 2012 election campaigns for the Governor’s office in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. It covers the two main pairs of candidates in the field: incumbent Governor Fauzi Bowo (Foke) and his running mate Nachrowi Ramli (Nara) […]

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26. May 2012

Lady Gaga and the Fake Rolex Affair

culture, Indonesia, InFocus, Malaysia, Philippines, politics, pop music, Thailand

By Anya Palm This weekend’s big event in Bangkok was a concert with the colorful pop artist, Lady Gaga. The star is doing her “Born This Way Ball” 2012 tour in Asia, and while Lady Gaga is in the region purely to perform and entertain, her visit has stirred quite a bit of political attention. […]

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10. Nov 2011

“Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left To Lose?” – West Papua Declares its Independence, Again

government, Indonesia, InFocus, Papua, politics, Tanah Papua, West Papua

Author: Henri Myrttinen[1] e-mail: [email protected] Introduction On October 19, 2011, in a sports field outside the Papuan provincial capital Jayapura, a solemn declaration was read, proclaiming the independence of West Papua, the restoration of its national symbols, the formation of a new government, the introduction of new national languages and of the Dutch New Guinea […]

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2. Feb 2009

The decentralisation process in Indonesia and its impact on the agricultural sector / by Tobias Axelsson

agriculture, Indonesia, InFocus

The thesis “Peasants and policymakers : agricultural transformation in Java under Suharto” shows that Indonesia commenced a transformation process but did not see it through, resulting in an economy more investment-driven than agriculturally-led. Inspired by the East Asian model, the thesis focuses on three core areas within the agricultural transformation process. Firstly, yields and labour productivity whereby it is shown that the principal source of productivity growth was through land augmenting policies.

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16. Jan 2009

University class turned peace process. Senior Reseacher Timo Kivimäki, NIAS

Indonesia, InFocus

Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province has suffered from communal conflict and at the turn of the millennium the Indonesian province became infamous for two massive cannibalistic riots. While the massive violence has not continued there have been smaller violent incidents with several people killed every year.

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