In advance of more than 100 local elections in 2018 and presidential and legislative elections in 2019, now is an ideal time to take stock of the state and trajectory of politics in Indonesia. Should we expect a repeat of the religious and ethnic mobilisations deployed during the divisive 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election? How have other civil society groups responded to an injection of religious identity into the political sphere? Do these trends complement or perhaps threaten to undermine the consolidation of Indonesia’s democratic institutions on the 20-year anniversary of Reformasi?
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Lowy Institute at NGV: A New Politics?
Discussing Sectarianism and Civil Society in Indonesia
Wed 23 May, 6.15pm–7.15pm
Garden Restaurant (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt)
Rahimah 'Ima' Abdulrahim, Executive Director, The Habibie Centre, Jakarta
Sandra Hamid, Indonesia Country Representative for The Asia Foundation