Understanding Indonesia's Post-Independence Elite: Data from the Constitutional Assembly

Indonesia

Understanding Indonesia's Post-Independence Elite: Data from the Constitutional Assembly

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Deakin Room
Speaker(s): 
Syahrul Hidayat (University of Exeter; University of Indonesia) and Kevin W. Fogg (Centre for Islamic Studies)
Convenor: 
Matthew J Walton
Series: 
Southeast Asia Seminar

Using previously un-mined data on more than 600 members of Indonesia's Constitutional Assembly (1956-1959), this seminar will present a detailed picture of the political elites of post-independence Indonesia. The data, self-reported by members, includes age, educational level, past organizational activity, gender distribution, and more. This allows broader conclusions about the nature of a post-decolonization elite in the world's largest Muslim country.