2017 Indonesia Update. Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Today, globalisation is more complex than ever. The effects of the global financial crisis and increased inequality have, in many countries, spurred anti-global sentiment and encouraged the adoption of populist and inward-looking policies. Discontent has manifested in some surprising results: Brexit, Trump, and possibly more to come. In Indonesia, discontent has led to rising protectionism, a rejection of foreign interference in the name of nationalism, and economic policies dominated by calls for self-sufficiency. Meanwhile, human trafficking and the abuse of migrant workers have shown the other side of globalisation.

At this conference, leading experts will explore key issues around globalisation, nationalism, and sovereignty in modern Indonesia. Topics will include the historical dynamics of Indonesia's engagement with the global world, its stance in the South China Sea, and the emergence of new nationalism. Speakers will also examine nationalism in practice (for example, food sovereignty and resource nationalism) and the impact of and response to globalisation, as well as poverty, inequality, and gender issues.

CONFERENCE CONVENORS

Arianto Patunru
ANU Indonesia Project
arianto.patunru@anu.edu.au

Mari Pangestu
University of Indonesia

Muhamad Chatib Basri
University of Indonesia

CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATOR
ANU Indonesia Project

The conference is free of charge.