Indonesia

by Lucia Ratih Kusumadewi, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia, Member of ISA Research Committees on Sociology of Religion (RC22) and Social Classes and Social Movements (RC47) “Greetings! Two fingers! Don’t forget to vote for Jokowi!” Slank, a famous rock band, sang with joy and jubilation in support of Indonesia’s presidential candidate Jokowi and his vice-presidential […]

by Kamanto Sunarto, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia, Member of ISA Research Committees on Sociology of Education (RC04) and History of Sociology (RC08) After the Indonesian reform movement ended 32 years of authoritarian military rule in 1998, the state introduced hotly contested educational reforms. Since 2003 the establishment of the Constitutional Court opened a new […]

by Hari Nugroho, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia, Member of ISA Research Committees on Labor Movements (RC44) and Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change (RC48) After a long period of absence from the political arena, the labor movement in Indonesia seems on the verge of a new political activism. In 2014, a number of […]

by Antonius Cahyadi, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia, Member of ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Religion (RC22) and ISA Thematic Group on Human Rights and Global Justice (TG03) At the end of the Suharto era (1990s), the Indonesian public sphere was marked by religious sentiment and racial intolerance. Being non-Muslim or Chinese and, therefore, […]

by Indera Ratna Irawati Pattinasarany, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia, Member of ISA Research Committees on Sociology of Education (RC04) and Social Stratification (RC28) Indonesia experienced tremendous economic recovery after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, going from a low middle-income country to joining the G-20 group. In addition, Indonesia has attained political, financial and economic […]

by Yoshimichi Sato, Tohoku University and ISA Executive Committee I participated in an international symposium on “Today’s Trends of Global Migration in Japan and Indonesia” in Bali on October 29. This symposium was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality, which I direct. It had two Japanese speakers (including me) […]