Why is Indonesia by late 2016 suddenly so far from Jokowi's Solo model of negotiating social contracts, which even produced a president in favor of change? Why have the dynamics of Jakarta rather become more reminiscent of Donald Trump and European right-wing populist politicians' ability to gain substantial support from not just extremists and racists but also the neglected working class? And what are the prospects, then, if any, for popular politics?

This book consisted by selected articles is intended to document various Asia Pacific Publish What You Pay (PWYP) advocacy network efforts towards enhancing transparency and accountability in Indonesia and neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. 

The core argument of this book is that citizenship is produced and practiced through movements against injustice. These take the shape of struggles—by people at the grass-roots level and middle classes and their representing organizations and activists—for cultural recognition, social and economic justice, and popular representation.

Pathok Negoro has changed in almost the whole aspects of life, especially politics, social and cultural. It affects the spatial aspects and at the reverse is influenced by changes in space. The book examines the spatial policy from a political standpoint. The book is available in Bahasa.

Elite Contestation in the regional elections (Pilkada) is a reflection of the quality and success of the political parties in putting leaders with integrity and quality. The elite who win the contestation is the one who is able to integrate both activists and politicians reasons. The book is available in Bahasa.

  • 2016
  • Purwo Santoso, Hasrul Hanif, AE Priyono

This concise book lays down a framework to explain the types of power relations operated in the logic of welfare and democracy.In principle, whatever the models look like, democratization is marked by the capability to control the power of the rulers and at the same tie control the accumulation and the distribution of public welfare.

This is a report on the state of democracy and democratization in Indonesia. It provides recently assembled, critical accounts on the achievements toward, as well as challenges to democratisation in the country.

The practice of seizing positions of power in the culture of Eastern cloth is still relevant to be used as an analytical tool to understand the dynamics of contemporary politics. The book is available in Bahasa.