The Indonesian island of Lombok is home to a deeply Islamic society, where religious groups can have more sway than the formal government. Jeremy Kingsley’s book examines the influence of a network of ulama and Islamic schools to think about how authority actually works on the ground.
By Sandar Win It has been a great pleasure for me to read Koji Kubo’s work on Myanmar’s Foreign Exchange Market since there are a dearth of studies on Myanmar’s … Continue reading Review of: Koji Kubo, Myanmar’s Foreign Exchange Market: Controls, Reforms, and Informal Market
By Shona Loong Myanmar’s faltering political transition has been scrutinised from many angles, but hardly ever through the lens of the survivalist strategies of the country’s poor. This is where … Continue reading Review of: Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar
By Astri Suhrke When Violence Works is a provocative title of a book, and Patrick Barron sets about to show how violence has worked in Indonesia in a select number … Continue reading Review of: Patrick Barron, When Violence Works: Postconflict Violence and Peace in Indonesia
By Michael Buehler Stories about growing religious intolerance in Indonesia have frequently made headlines around the world in recent years. The arrest and subsequent imprisonment of the Christian governor of … Continue reading Review of: Jeremy Menchik, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism