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Evolutionary Governance in China: State–Society Relations under Authoritarianism. Edited by Szu-chien Hsu, Kellee S. Tsai, and Chun-chih Chang
Social scientists studying China are developing new theories about how the ruling elites maintain power.
Indonesia’s ‘new despotism’
The government of President Joko Widodo is manipulating the law to repress its opponents and undermine democracy.
The influence of elite interests are crucial to understanding Indonesia’s response to COVID-19
The government’s response is a reflection of the relationship between state and society, where elite interests are paramount.
Governance or social resilience: Learning from Southeast Asia’s experience with COVID-19
WEBINAR: How Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam are weathering the COVID-19 crisis.