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Book launch. Democracy in Indonesia: from stagnation to regression?
Book launch on Wednesday, 23 September and Friday, 25 September 2020

This book is the first comprehensive study of Indonesia’s contemporary democratic decline. Its contributors identify, explain and debate the signs of regression, including arbitrary state crackdowns on freedom of speech and organization, the rise of vigilantism, deepening political polarization, populist mobilization, the dysfunction of key democratic institutions, and the erosion of checks and balances on executive power. They ask why Indonesia, until recently considered a beacon of democratic exceptionalism, increasingly conforms to the global pattern of democracy in retreat.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020. 1.00-02.30PM AEST/10.00-11.30AM WIB (in English)
01.00PM Remarks and launch of book by Professor Emil Salim
01.15PM Presentation by editors, author, and a discussant:
- Allen Hicken: Indonesia’s democracy in a comparative perspective
- Eve Warburton and Thomas Power: overview by the editors
- Laode Muhammad Syarif: comments
02.00PM Q&A
02.30PM: End of Day 1

Friday, 25 September 2020. 01.00-02.30PM AEST/10.00-11.30AM WIB (in Bahasa Indonesia)
01.00PM Welcome and introduction of speakers
01.05PM Converstation with authors and discussant
- Ken Setiawan: Freedom of expression under the Jokowi presidency
- Irsyad Rafsadie and Dyah Ayu Kartika: Rumour, Identity and Violence In Contemporary Indonesia: Evidence from Elections in West Kalimantan
- Puspa Delima Amri: The economic dimensions of Indonesia's democratic quality: a subnational approach
- Burhanuddin Muhtadi: Electoral losers, democratic support and authoritarian nostalgia
- Haris Azhar: comments
02.00-02.30PM Q&A

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