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Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – The Three Streams Facing Indonesian Muslims: Pulls of Politics

Andar Nubowo and Jefferson Ng SYNOPSIS Indonesians are well-aware of the de facto alliance between presidential contender Prabowo Subianto and some Islamist groups. What are the likely effects of religious factors on the 2019 presidential election and how will they shape the future of Indonesian Islam? COMMENTARY HISTORICALLY ISLAM in Indonesia has led to the […]

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‘Anti-kafir’ politics in local elections: Jakarta and Medan cases

AE Priyono and Teresa Birks The politicization of religion in the Jakarta gubernatorial election isn’t without precedent. In Medan, North Sumatra, religious identity took on unprecedented importance in the 2010 mayoral election where it was used to undermine the legitimacy of mayoral candidate Sofyan Tan.

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Asal Usul Manusia

Anang Eko Priyono Saya lupa membaca dari literatur acak yang mana, tapi sudah sejak lama tertanam dalam pikiran saya bahwa spesies manusia adalah tamu di muka bumi. Penghuni asli yang menjadi tuan rumah bumi yang sesungguhnya adalah binatang.

COVID-19, a threat to democracy

Public Virtue deeply concerns that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic represents a potential threat to democracy and the freedoms of those most vulnerable in society. There is evidence globally that the pandemic is disrupting democracy and governance worldwide, whilst adding fuel to the populist debate of the benefits of authoritarianism over democracy. The pandemic has witnessed the […]