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Indonesian youth in the post-1998 era of democratization

April 9th, 2012, Comment & Analysis, Counterpoint

May 1998 was a terrible and magical moment in the history of Indonesia’s youth movement.

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Expression of Religion in Public Space – Assurances and Barriers in Indonesia

June 17th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

It is Indonesia’s proud claim that its 1945 constitution guarantees freedom of religion to all its citizens. The constitution is based on the country’s national doctrine, known as Pancasila (Five Pillars). It is therefore often held that limiting and obstructing religious freedom in the private and the public space breaches the country’s national foundation and the constitution.

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Michelle Miller

March 8th, 2011, Asia, Asia, Author/Novelist, English, Indonesia, Law and Human Rights, Singapore, Singapore, Think tank/Research center, War and Conflict


Dr. Michelle Miller is Research Fellow at Asia Research Institute at National University of Singapore. Dr. Miller is specialized in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

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Duncan McCargo

March 8th, 2011, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Asia, English, Europe, Europe, Leeds, Media, Thai, UK, War and Conflict


Duncan McCargo is professor of Southeast Asian politics at the University of Leeds. He has a visiting affiliation at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, and is an associate fellow at New York’s Asia Society. McCargo is best known for his work on the politics of Thailand, on which he is one of the world’s leading scholars. McCargo’s research has covered electoral politics, the political role of the media, the military and politics, the career of Thaksin Shinawatra, and most recently the ongoing insurgency in Southern Thailand, where he done extensive fieldwork.

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Farish Ahmad-Noor

March 1st, 2011, Academia, Asia, Asia, Author/Novelist, Civil Society, English, French, Indonesian, Journalist/Commentator, Religion, Singapore, Singapore, Terrorism, War and Conflict


Dr. Farish A. Noor is Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University; where he is part of the research cluster ‘Transnational Religion in Southeast Asia’.

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Bernhard Platzdasch

March 1st, 2011, Academia, Asia, Asia, Author/Novelist, English, German, Indonesia, Indonesian, Religion, Singapore, Singapore


Bernhard Platzdasch is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore.

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