The April 17th national election is over, but Indonesia remains polarized and vulnerable to further democratic decline. Marcus Mietzner, a leading scholar of Indonesia from the Australian National University, and Margaret Scott, a journalist who writes about Indonesia and an adjunct at NYU Wagner, will discuss the results and what they mean for the future of Indonesia’s democracy.
Marcus Mietzner has written many books on Indonesia, and his most recent is Money, Power, and Ideology: Political Parties in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia. He has also co-written a chapter entitled "The Mobilization of Intolerance and Its Trajectories: Indonesian Muslims’ Views of Religious Minorities and Ethnic Chinese,” in the forthcoming book. Contentious Belonging: The Place of Minorities in Indonesia.
Margaret Scott writes for The New York Review of Books and is one of the founders of the New York Southeast Asia Network.
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