Tag Archives: Indonesia

Unfree Labour and Coffee in Colonial Indonesia

In a new review at JCA, long-time Editorial Board member Alec Gordon  reviews Jan Breman’s Mobilizing Labour for the Global Coffee Market: Profits from an Unfree Work Regime in Colonial Java, published by the Amsterdam University Press in 2015. The … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Indonesia’s Islamic Militia

Interest in the rise of Islamic movements of all kinds has attracted considerable attention. In the country with the world’s largest Islamic population, movements, militia and gangs have long had an influence on politics, from colonial times to the present. … Continue reading

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Oil palm

Bernice Maxton-Lee, from the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong, has reviewed The Oil Palm Complex: Smallholders, Agribusiness and the State in Indonesia and Malaysia (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1209229) for JCA. The Oil Palm Complex, … Continue reading

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Islamic Populism

Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East is a new book published by Cambridge University Press and authored by Vedi R. Hadiz of Melbourne University’s Asia Institute. Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1205648) is reviewed … Continue reading

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Precarious Work in Jakarta

Diatyka Widya Permata Yasih, a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Indonesia, has published with JCA. In her new article “Jakarta’s Precarious Workers: Are they a ‘New Dangerous Class’?” (DOI: … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Pancasila

In a new Commentary, Pranoto Iskandar of The Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at Nottingham University’s Malaysia Campus and The Institute for Migrant Rights in Indonesia, has a critical assessment of Indonesia’s Pancasila, the official philosophical foundation of the … Continue reading

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An SBY post-mortem

The Yudhoyono Presidency: Indonesia’s Decade of Stability and Stagnation, an edited collection from Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, is reviewed for JCA by Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1170189). Edited by Edward Aspinall, Marcus Mietzner and Dirk Tomsa, the … Continue reading

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