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Crisis, reform and recovery
Shalendra D. Sharma

Indonesia: crisis, reform and recovery 3 Indonesia: crisis, reform and recovery In Indonesia, state-owned banking gave way to a system where anyone with $1 million or so could open a bank (Little 1997, 10). In mid-1998, a World Bank study (1998) grimly noted that “Indonesia is in deep economic crisis. A country that achieved decades of rapid growth, stability, and poverty reduction is now near economic collapse . . . no country in recent history, let alone one the size of Indonesia, has ever suffered such a dramatic reversal of fortune.” There is bitter irony

in The Asian financial crisis
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Sultans and the state
Jean Gelman Taylor

This volume’s title, Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia , appears to suggest a linear progression in the histories of colonies. Yet monarchies existed in Asia prior to colonial rule, and in many places they continued to exist under colonialism. Decolonisation in Indonesia, for instance, has proved to be a rejection of both indigenous and colonial forms of rule. The colony known as the Netherlands East Indies ended up as the Republic of Indonesia in 1945, 1 and yet it is worth noting that the larger, colonial-era political organisations of the 1930s

in Monarchies and decolonisation in Asia
Jonathan Benthall

This review of Amelia Fauzia’s Faith and the State: A history of Islamic philanthropy in Indonesia (Brill, 2013) was originally published in the Asian Journal of Social Science 42: 1–2 (2014), 165–7. An angle for comparative historical research is proposed here. To what extent did Christian institutions affect the

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
Transnationalism and Islamic leadership
Robert Mason

Introduction The commercial and religious links between the Middle East and Indian Ocean routes to Southeast Asia stretch back centuries. Arab merchants set sail with rosewater, madder (a herb), indigo, raisins, silver and seed-pearls. 1 They came mainly from Hadramaut (comprising most of present-day Yemen), introduced Islam to the wider region including Nusantara (modern-day Indonesia) and Malaya (modern-day Malaysia). In both cases there has been some mixing between Islam

in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
Senia Febrica

Introduction The 9/11 attacks marked the return of the securitization of aid. After 9/11 donors began to discuss concerns about “security spill-overs” and the risks of developing countries becoming safe havens for terrorist (Brown & Gravingholt, 2016 : 1). Foreign donors’ focus on Indonesia progressed rapidly as the US

in Counter-terrorism and civil society
Simon Soon

Engineering the human soul in 1950s Indonesia and Singapore Simon Soon In 1951 the Chinese artist Luo Gongliu painted Mao Zedong Making a Report on the Rectification in Yan’an for the newly established Museum of the Chinese Revolution.1 The artwork shows the Great Helmsman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) speaking to an attentive crowd of the CCP cadres from a rostrum on a dais located on the left side of the painting. The venue for the occasion is presumably the Lu Xun Academy of Literature and Art in Yan’an. Behind Mao are hung two large portraits, one of

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Jaap de Moor

all they needed reliable and trustworthy soldiers, who were unconditionally loyal. The manpower issue remained a constant problem for the directors of the VOC, becoming even worse during the nineteenth-century conquest of the Archipelago by the colonial army. 2 The problem could be solved after 1890 only by a renewed influx of Indonesian soldiers, who were simultaneously given a more prominent role in the fighting. And

in Guardians of empire
What the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Shown Us about the Humanitarian Sphere’s Approach to Local Faith Engagement
Ellen Goodwin

importance of shared learning and more evidence-based decision-making in the sector which has seen more of an emphasis on academic–practitioner partnerships ( Camburn, 2011 ; Aneja, 2016 ). As the non-academic partner of this research, World Vision, in particular the National Offices of World Vision DRC and World Vision Indonesia, were primary case studies for this research. However, to ensure that this research speaks to the IFIO landscape more broadly

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan
Otto Farkas

across Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore ( Koplitz et al. , 2016 ). The excess all-cause mortality due to short-term exposure to particulate matter (PM2.5) polluting the air was estimated at 11,880 deaths (95 per cent CI, 6,153–17,270) ( Crippa et al. , 2016 ). Local NGOs and multilateral agencies based in Indonesia responding to people suffering the choking haze had little knowledge, understanding or guidance of how to reduce the impact for the community in need. The second

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A Framework for Measuring Effectiveness in Humanitarian Response
Vincenzo Bollettino
Birthe Anders

time-sensitive, common goal (saving lives, particularly in the crucial first days after a disaster) ( Forestier et al. , 2016 ). However, that does not mean that there are no challenges to civil–military coordination, not least when a large number of actors respond. An example of this is the 2008 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia, to which a reported 14 UN agencies, 16 foreign militaries and 195 foreign humanitarian organisations were involved in humanitarian assistance ( Wiharta et al. , 2008 ). However, challenges in disaster responses are

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