Under New Leadership: A study of the composition, behaviour and interactions of cultural, religious and political elites in democratic Indonesia

  • Reuter, Thomas (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Barton, Greg (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This research explores the changing character of political and cultural elites in contemporary Indonesia as the nation faces the challenges of globalisation and struggles to consolidate recent democratic reforms and decentralisation of governance. The study will look at the composition, social networking, values and aspirations of Indonesian elites at the national and regional level and across different spheres of life including politics, religion and culture. It will reveal how changing religious and cultural ideas, norms and expectations shape the social milieu and leadership styles of key individuals within social movements, politics and civil society, and how members of the this elite in turn are likely to shape the future of Indonesia
Effective start/end date4/01/1031/12/12


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$77,257.00