The daily cut and thrust of Indonesia’s political scene continues to hold my attention, and I have written about the country’s political elite and democratic development since 1998.
Below are some selected articles from when I lived in Jakarta. With a little light editing and a few name changes, some of these articles could apply as much today as they did when I wrote them. After working in journalism for a few years, you start to see the same stories come round again and again.
|‘A proxy conflict?’, New Mandala, Australian National University,19 February 2015.|
|The shape of things to come in Indonesia, Asia Times, October 22, 2009.||Executive-legislative relations|
|Democratic disconnects in Indonesia, Asia Times, July 13, 2009.||Democratisation progress|
|The problem with Indonesian democracy, Asia Times, September 10, 2008.||Election preparations|
|Local democracy pains in Indonesia, Asia Times, 1 May, 2008.||Local election disputes|
|Indonesia’s eroding democracy: Death by a thousand cuts? Jakarta Post, March 27, 2008.||Democratisation progress|
|With Tiarma Siboro, “Only fools rush in,” VZ Report on Indonesia, Vol. IX (19) (November 20, 2007).||Presidential candidates|
|“All the president’s men,” VZ Report on Indonesia, Vol. IX (7) (April 24, 2007).||Presidential advisory unit, Watimpres.|
|With Tiarma Siboro, “Changing of the guard,” VZ Report on Indonesia, Vol. VIII (15) (September 5, 2006).||Political parties|
And some consultancies on the design and analysis of electoral support.
|Hicks, Jacqueline (May 2009) Indonesia’s 2009 Legislative Elections: Consolidation or Decline?, Jakarta, International Foundation for Electoral Systems.|
|Hicks, Jacqueline (September 2007) Strengthening Electoral Processes in Indonesia, Jakarta, Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia.|
I wrote extensively about domestic and international businesses operating in Indonesia in my PhD thesis, including the different conglomerates in the oil & gas, forestry and electricity sectors, and the influence of business on the policy process.
A few shorter writings on business and economic issues:
|“The Chinese factor,” VZ Report on Indonesia, Vol. VIII (7) (April 25, 2006).||Chinese investment in Indonesia|
|Bakrie looks exposed in meltdown, Asia Times, November 27, 2008.||Bakrie conglomerate profile|
|“Dangerous Liaisons,” VZ Report on Indonesia, Vol. IX (15) (September 11, 2007).||Indonesia-Russia telcom deal|
|“Water World,” VZ Report on Indonesia, Vol. VIII (19) (November 14, 2006).||Water infrastructure|