The 2018/2019 Indonesian elections were among the most divisive elections in Indonesian history, where identity politics and ethno-religious sentiments were prevalent not just during the 2019 presidential election, but also during the 2018 regional executive elections as well. Contributors to this edited volume analysed the dynamics between identity politics, national and local politics and produce findings and insights that will inform prospective readers regarding the future of identity politics and how it may affect Indonesian politics for the intermediate future.
This book is an up-to-date study addressing contemporary Indonesian politics that should be read by Indonesian Studies and more broadly Southeast Asian Studies specialists. It is also a useful reference for those studying Electoral Politics, Religion and Politics, and Comparative Politics.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: The 2018 and 2019 Indonesian Elections: Identity Politics and Regional Perspectives [Leonard C Sebastian And Alexander R Arifianto] 2 Indonesia’s 2019 Presidential Election: Does Policy Still Matter? [James Guild] 3 The 2018 Simultaneous Regional Elections and 2019 Simultaneous National Elections in West Java Province 4 The 2018 Simultaneous Regional Elections and 2019 Simultaneous National Elections in East Java Province [Alexander R Arifianto] 5 Aliran Politics, Political Jihad, and Disappointment: Notes for Muslim Javanese in the Pre- and Post-2019 General Election in Central Java [Syafiq Hasyim] 6 The 2018 Simultaneous Regional Elections and 2019 Simultaneous National Elections in North Sumatera: Different Facades of Identity Politics [Tiola And Adhi Primarizki] 7 West Sumatera in the 2019 General Election: The Past in Shaping the Region’s Identity [Adri Wanto And Leonard C Sebastian] 8 2018 and 2019 Elections in South Sulawesi: Jusuf Kalla’s Decline and the Return of Islamists [Dedi Dinarto And Andar Nubowo] 9 The 2018/19 Simultaneous Elections in West Kalimantan Province and its Aftermath: Historical Legacies, Identity Politics and the Politics of Partition [Jonathan Chen Jieyang] 10 Electoral Politics in Sumba: The Persistence of Tradition [Chris Lundry] 11 Conclusion – What Have We Learned? [Leonard C Sebastian And Alexander R Arifianto]
Leonard C. Sebastian is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Indonesia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is also Professor (Adjunct), Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra.
Alexander R. Arifianto is a Research Fellow with the Indonesia Programme, Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.