This discussion of Indonesia's recent election looks at why the 'Jokowi effect' was over-estimated by pollsters and pundits alike, why the favourites, the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle, won only 19 per cent of the vote, and the surprisingly strong showing of Islamic parties.
One of the most hotly debated and pressing moral issues in contemporary Australia surrounds the fate of asylum seekers. This video introduces a new anthology of work from 27 of the nation’s finest writers examines all aspects of this complex topic.
This lecture considers the experiences of: the first great financial crisis of capitalism that of 1825; the worst experience of the Great Depression in the 1930s; and briefly the latest and possibly greatest crisis of 2007/8, in an assessment of the part central banks have played.
What next for Indonesia? By any measure, the past 15 years has been a period of extraordinary progress. Yet for all the impressive gains, there is a widespread sense—especially inside Indonesia—that the early pace of progress has fallen away; and that the country is now just marking time and waiting for whatever the 2014 electoral cycle might yield.