Book launch and debate on Indonesia’s national elections

When:
9 May 2019 from 16:00 to 18:00 hrs
Where:
Room SB-45 , Pieter de la Court building, Leiden University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
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This seminar-cum-book launch will discuss a new book on Indonesia’s democracy as well as reflect on the outcome of Indonesia’s national elections held on 17 april 2019.

A panel with Yance Arizona (PPI Nederland, PhD student Leiden University), Elske Schouten (NRC, ex-correspondent Jakarta), David Henley (Leiden University) and Ward Berenschot (KITLV Leiden) will analyze these elections: what do the results say about Indonesia’s democracy?

What explains the outcomes and what will be the consequences? This seminar will also be the occassion for the launch of the book Democracy for sale: Elections, clientelism and the state in Indonesia in which Ward Berenschot and Edward Aspinall (Australian National University) provide an insider account of politics in Indonesia.

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Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)

The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW) is an Academy research institute. The KITLV conducts interdisciplinary and comparative historical research. Its research focus is Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on Indonesia and the ‘Dutch’ Caribbean. It is particularly interested in such issues as state formation, violence and citizenship, processes of mobility and the formation of ethnic and national identity. KITLV is active in the humanities, social sciences and comparative area studies and works closely with Leiden University.

The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW) is located in Leiden (Reuvensplaats 2, 2311 BE Leiden).

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