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INTRODUCTION: Trajectories of Civil Society in Asia

  • Professor Akihiro Ogawa,

Democratic backsliding is a major concern worldwide and Asia is no exception.

Indonesia demonstrates that civil society as a backbone of democracy is a myth

  • Dr Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir,

Civil society has failed to defend democratic institutions from being hijacked by reactionary populist politics.

Human mobility in small island communities in pandemic times: Insights from Sangihe, Indonesia

  • Naimah Lutfi Abdullah Talib,

For Islanders, travelling is a way of exercising their social, political, and economic rights but this has been difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The socio-environmental challenges for China’s palm oil business in Indonesia

  • Dr Xiao Tan & Dr Ardhitya Eduard Yeremia,

Indonesia’s palm oil production is highly contentious, especially in the context of Chinese companies operating in Indonesia.

Many Asian nations are experiencing a revival of religion in public and political life

  • Professor Azyumardi Azra,

Religion is returning to public and political life in many Asian countries contrary to predictions about the inevitable decline of religion due to modernisation.