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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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Indonesia: Political & Social Issues
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General Indonesia's First Direct Presidential Election 2004 Suharto's Fall & Political Transition
Regional Conflicts & Ethnic Relations Human Rights & Democratization Terrorism
Corruption Economic & Social Equity Labor
Human Development: Health & Education Women's Issues Environmental Issues
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Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) "an independent, non-profit organisation focusing on policy-oriented studies on domestic and international issues"
Community Aid Abroad: Indonesia Publications, articles, briefings, & links on the social, economic, & political conditions in Indonesia
Elections in Indonesia From the International Institute of Social History collections: T-shirts with political texts and images from the period 1997-2002; selection of propaganda materials for the 2004 election
From Go-go to Yo-yo An Inside Indonesia analysis of "the spectacular financial events that paralysed the country's business & political elites" in 1998
Indonesia: Census & Demographic Information University of Louisville's collection of links
International Crisis Group (ICG) Reports on Indonesia "reports and ... policy [recommendations] on the countrys transition to full democracy, separatist struggles in Aceh and Irian Jaya, communal violence and the role of radical Islam" by ICG's Jakarta-based team
Legacy Project Library: Indonesian Conflict Related visual art & films
Piety and Pragmatism: Trends in Indonesian Islamic Politics Woodrow Wilson Center Asia Special Report by R. William Liddle et al. (April 2003; PDF format)
Virtual Enigma: Why We Can't Understand Indonesia Mary Margaret Steedly's essay in Harvard Asia Quarterly (Spring 2000)
Voice Lessons: Local Government Organizations, Social Organizations, and the Quality of Local Governance World Bank Policy Research Working Paper on rural Indonesia by Vivi Alatas, Lant Pritchett & Anna Wetterberg (Mar. 2002)
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Indonesia's First Direct Presidential Election 2004
The 2004 Elections General information & advice for expats provided by Living in Indonesia World Election Watch: Indonesia Summary of key facts
Democracy In Action Bryan Walsh's report on the April parliamentary elections, with photo essay on Indonesia's Election Frenzy (Time Asia, Apr. 5, 2004)
Democracy in Indonesia: A Survey of the Indonesia Electorate 2003 Report on Asia Foundation survey, aiming "to assess voter knowledge & opinion, & to identify key issues & challenges facing election administrators & assistance providers in advance of the 2004 elections" (PDF format)
Dispatches From Indonesia's Presidential Election A series in Slate (June 2004)
Election Countdown The United States-Indonesia Society's presidential election primer (June 2004) Elections in Indonesia Historical & political background, electoral results, & list of political parties
Indonesia: Elections 2004 C.S Kuppuswamy's paper for South Asia Analysis Group (April 2004)
Indonesia: Fragile Democracy Radio Australia's live coverage with breaking news, election timeline, & official results
Indonesia Backgrounder: A Guide to the 2004 Elections Report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) (Dec. 18, 2003)
Indonesia Outlook 2004 - Political Series of commentaries from The Jakarta Post
Indonesias Presidential Election: Crooning to Victory? An Economist Global Agenda story (July 7, 2004), with backgrounder, related stories from The Economist, country briefing, & related Web sites
Indonesian National Election Commission (KPU) Election news & official results
Indonesian National Election Commission (KPU): Presidential Election Vote Tabulations Broken down by candidate & by region
The Jakarta Post: 2004 Elections News Coverage by Indonesia's largest English-language newspaper
Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (IMD): Indonesia IMB programs in Indonesia, election news, & Indonesian Election Monitor series (#10; #9)
Observing the Presidential Elections: A Guide for International Observers of the 2004 Indonesian Presidential Election Manual by Tim Meisburger (June 2004; PDF format)
Outcomes and Omens: Indonesia’s April 2004 Legislative Elections Blair King and Glenn Cowan's review of the April 5 parliamentary elections & implications for the upcoming presidential election (The United States-Indonesia Society Election Series, Apr. 2004)
Voting for the Future: Support to the 2004 Indonesian Elections United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project fact sheet (Jan. 2004; PDF format)
What is in an Election? A Local Perspective on Indonesias 2004 Representative Elections Jim Schiller's analysis of the meanings of the 2004 elections & democracy in Indonesia (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
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Suharto's Fall & Political Transition
At the Crossroads: Indonesia Votes CNN's coverage of the June 1999 elections, with poll primer, Indonesia guide, & charts
BBC News Special Report: Indonesia after Suharto Latest news; key speeches; archive; special report; Internet links; audiobox
Elections in Indonesia: The Count Continues Transcript of discussion on Newshour with Jim Lehrer (July 8, 1999), with links to other Newshour stories & outside sources
The Fall of Suharto News & analysis from the World Socialist Web Site
Indonesia '98: A Year of Living Dangerously A BBC News special report (December 30, 1998) on the fall of Suharto
Indonesia in Transition: the 1999 Presidential Elections An NBR Briefing by Eric C. Thompson (Dec. 1999)
Indonesia's Fragile Democracy A New York Times Issue in Depth
Indonesian Elections (1999) An Asia Society Special Report providing election coverage as well as background articles & links to news reports on separatism & social conflict, East Timor & the economic crisis
New York Times: Crisis in Indonesia News reports, chronology, profiles, forum, & links (free registration required)
OTN Guide to Indonesia: The Candidates for Power Profiles of candidates to assume political power in post-Suharto Indonesia Indonesia Report Coverage of Indonesia's crisis through Sept. 1998; overview; time line; Post analysis & opinion; key players; photo gallery
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Regional Conflicts & Ethnic Relations
Aceh at War: Torture, Ill-Treatment, and Unfair Trials A Human Rights Watch report (Sept. 2004)
Aceh in Crisis: An Interview with Shadia Marhaban Conversation with a local activist about the origins of the insurgency in Aceh, Sumatra
Aceh Links A comprehensive list of links & resources on Aceh, with emphasis on "human right abuse & oppression on Achenese people"
Anti-Chinese Atrocities in Indonesia 1998 Protests around the world; discriminatory government laws & regulations; images & eyewitness accounts of atrocities
Chinese Diaspora: Indonesia Tim Johnston's report on the Chinese in Indonesia under the New Order regime of Suharto & since (BBC News, Mar. 3, 2005)
Conflict Prevention Initiative Portal on Indonesia Project of the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy & Conflict Research: news stories & sources; background information; facts & figures; treaties & law; articles grouped by research topics; interactive map including "detailed analyses of various ethnic & separatist conflicts"; directory of specialists & organizations
External Support for Liberation Movements in Aceh and Papua Baiq Wardhani study of separatist groups in Indonesia (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
INCORE Guide to Internet Sources on Conflict & Ethnicity in Indonesia Links to news sources, e-mail lists & newsgroups, NGOs, articles & documents, maps
Indonesia: Jakarta Killings Need International Response Press Release by Human Rights Watch, November 1998
Indonesia: Violence Erupts Again in Ambon An International Crisis Group brief on independence supporters in Maluku (Moluccas) & the Indonesian government's response (May 2004)
Indonesia: the War in Aceh A report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) (Aug. 2001)
Indonesia Commission: Peace and Progress in Papua Report of an independent commission sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (May 2003; PDF format)
Indonesia in Conflict An ASIAToday special report (March 01, 2001): social conflict; the Moluccas; general; news sources; background articles; economic crisis
Indonesia Riot: A Plea For Justice, A Prayer For Healing Chinese Cyber City's special report on atrocities against the Chinese during the Indonesian riots in May of 1998
Indonesia's 1969 Takeover of West Papua Not by "Free Choice" Recently declassified documents showing "United States support for Indonesia's heavy-handed takeover of West Papua despite overwhelming Papuan opposition and United Nation's requirements for genuine self-determination" (National Security Archive, posted July 9, 2004)
Indonesia's Free Aceh Movement Report by Colin Robinson for the Center for Defense Information (CDI) (May 13, 2002)
Indonesian Chinese American Network "an independent organization solely dedicated to the advancement of the universal human rights for all Indonesians"
Interview on Aceh with Shadia Marhaban AsiaSource interview with Aceh activist on the origins of the conflict (May 2003)
Living Dangerously: Indonesia @ Field notes by Tracy Dahlby & photographs by Alexandra Boulat, with multimedia features
Papua: Another East Timor? A Foreign Policy In Focus paper by Abigail Abrash, Harvard Law School Human Rights Program (Oct. 2000)
NewPost-Tsunami Reconstruction and Peace Building in Aceh: Political Impacts and Potential Risks Christine Susanna Tjhin's working paper for Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (Oct. 2005; PDF format)
NewRebuilding after the Tsunami: The Search for a Silver Lining in Indonesia Juergen Kremb on the end of the civil war in Aceh in the aftermath of the tsunami disaster & the hope of Indonesia for building a modern Islamic state (Spiegel Online, Dec. 23, 2005)
NewTsunami - The Politics of Relief A Time Asia special report on whether "Nationalist sensitivities in Jakarta & potential conflict in Aceh could impede impede its recovery," with related stories, gallery & graphics (Jan. 17, 2005)
Virtual Rape: Vivian's Story Laura Lochore's paper on the Western media's appropriation of the first hand account of a Chinese rape victim during the 1998 riots in Indonesia (Intersections, Issue 3, Jan. 2000)
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Human Rights & Democratization
Amnesty International Report: Indonesia
2005; 2004; 2003; 2002; 2001; 2000
Annual summaries of the human rights situation
Challenging Authoritarianism in Tegal Municipality on Javas North Coast During the Era of Reformasi 1998-2004 Anton Lucas on the creation of democratic spaces at the local level in Indonesia since 1999 (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
Comité pour la Démocratie en Indonésie (CDI) (in French & English) "a forum for debate & contacts [for Indonesians & Europeans] ... to contribute to the current democratisation process in Indonesia"
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Indonesia
2003; 2002; 2001; 2000; 1999; 1998
Reports by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the U.S. Department of State
Human Rights & Pro-Independence Actions in Irian Jaya A Human Rights Watch report
Human Rights Watch World Report 2002: Indonesia Human rights developments; defending human rights; the role of the international community
Jaringan Islam Liberal Indonesia (in Bahasa Indonesia) An Islamic organization dedicated to the discussion of liberal issues
Shadows over Indonesia A In-Depth Special on Indonesia's fragile democracy
A Spent Force? Indonesias Labour NGOs Six Years after Reformasi Michele Ford on labor activism in Indonesia in the six years after the fall of Suharto (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
Tapol (Indonesia Human Rights) "Campaigning to expose human rights violations in Indonesia, East Timor, West Papua & Aceh": news; bulletin; reports & papers; publications
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Al Qaeda in Southeast Asia: The case of the "Ngruki Network" in Indonesia International Crisis Group briefing paper (Aug. 2002)
Jemaah Islamiah Report on the Islamic fundamentalist group responsible for the bombing of 2 Bali nightclubs in Oct. 2002 by Reyko Huang & Colin McCullough for the Center for Defense Information (CDI) (Oct. 18, 2002)
Laskar Jihad Reyko Huang's report on the militant group responsible for attacks on Christian populations on the islands of Moluccas and Sulawesi (Center for Defense Information, March 8, 2002)
Terrorism - Priority Dilemmas: U.S.-Indonesia Military Relations in the Anti-Terror War Reyko Huang's report for the Terrorism Project of the Center for Defense Information (CDI) (May 23, 2002)
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How Did Suharto Steal $35 Billion? - Cronyism 101 BrendanI.Koerner's Explainer column in Slate (Mar. 26, 2004)
Indonesian Corruption Watch (in Indonesian)
Old Game or New: Corruption in Today's Indonesia Special report published by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Asia Program (Dec. 2001)
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Economic & Social Equity
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Customary (adat) Land Dispute in Indonesia Daryono's paper on customary land rights & the judicial system in Indonesia (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
The Impact of Migration Status on Household Financial Resilience during the Indonesian Crisis: A Case Study Paper by Aris Ananta (Social and Cultural Issues, No. 1, 2001; PDF format)
Indonesia - Implementing National Policies in a Decentralized Context - Special Purpose Programs to Protect the Poor An International Monetary Fund Working Paper by S. Ehtisham Ahmad & Luc Leruth (June 2000)
Penggusuran or Eviction in Jakarta: Solution Lacking Resolution for Urban Kampung Triatno Yudo Harjoko on the "continuing eviction of kampung squatter settlements in Jakarta" & "implication on generating a just, impartial living space" (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
Power, Labor, and Livelihood: Processes of Change in Rural Java: Notes and Reflections on a Village Revisited Paper by Gillian Hart, UC Berkeley (Global Field Notes, Dec. 2004)
Social Watch Country Report: Indonesia Compiled by an international network checking on the fulfillment of internationally agreed commitments on poverty eradication & equality: present situation; progress & regression; signatures & ratifications
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Human Development: Health & Education
Improving the Health of Newborns in Indonesia Report on USAID-funded program (Oct. 2003; PDF format)
Law of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning Population Development and the Development of Happy and Prosperous Families 1992 law pertaining to family planning & population policy
Sending Farmers Back to School: the Impact of Farmer Field Schools in Indonesia World Bank Policy Research Working Paper by Gershon Feder, Rinku Murgai & Jaime B. Quizon (Apr. 2003)
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By The Sweat and Toil of Children: Indonesia Part of report to congress by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (July 1994)
Mobility, Labour Mobilisation and Border Controls: Indonesian Labour Migration to Malaysia Since 1900 Amarjit Kaur's examination of "Indonesian labour migration to Malaysia in historical and contemporary perspectives, focussing on migration goals and changing border control regimes" (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
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Women's Issues
Reading the Bali Post: Women and Representation in Post-Suharto Bali Helen Creese on "the definition of gender, gender issues and the roles of Balinese women in post-Suharto Indonesia in the Balinese mass media" (Intersections, Aug. 2004)
Sasak Women Negotiating Marriage, Polygyny and Divorce in rural East Lombok Jocelyn Grace on the changing accomodation between customary Islamic law & secular state laws over marriage & divorce in Indonesia (Intersections, Aug. 2004)
Sexual Transgression in the Autobiographies of Two Indonesian Women Soe Tjen Marching on two Indonesian women considered "exemplary nationalists and model citizens" & yet expressing sexual transgressions in their autobiographies when female sexuality was focus of restriction (Intersections, Aug. 2004)
Traditional and Emergent Sex Work in Urban Indonesia Rebecca Surtees on the sex industry in Indonesia (Intersections, Aug. 2004)
Trafficking of Women and Children in Indonesia Report produced by the staff of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) & the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (2003; PDF format)
Waiting for Karila: Bending Time, Theory and Gender in Java and Bali Josko Petkovic's paper in Intersections (Issue 2, May 1999)
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Environmental Issues
Building Effective Co-Management Systems for Decentralized Protected Areas Management in Indonesia: Bunaken National Park Case Study Case study of conservation management in an Indonesian park with rich marine biodiversity by MV Erdman et al. (Natural Resources Management Program, 2004, PDF format)
Can Indonesias Complex Agroforests Survive Globalisation and Decentralisation? A Study in Sanggau District, West Kalimantan Lesley Potter on the impact of commondity production on Indonesia's complex agroforests (Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in Canberra, 2004; PDF format)
Indonesia Environment Monitor - Special Focus: Reducing Pollution By World Bank Indonesia Office (June 2003; PDF format)
Indonesia Portal of Forest and Trade Asia "Indonesia-specific information on forest certification and responsible wood sourcing ... as well as news about foresty issues in Indonesia"
Wild Indonesia Companion site to PBS series on "Indonesia's dazzling natural diversity and ancient cultures": "Where Worlds Collide," a look at "the many Indonesian islands that form a stepping-stone bridge between Asia and Australi"; "The Mystery of Sulawesi," "where Asian and Australian animals meet"; "Creatures of Island Kingdoms," home to "a multitude of the strangest animals on Earth"
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Indonesian Law Reform Site (in Indonesian)
The Indonesian Legal System: An Overview Benny S. Tabalujan's guide in (December 2, 2002)
Internet Law Library: Indonesia Originally developed under the direction of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives
World Legal Information Institute: Indonesia Laws & legal information, organized by various categories
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