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

Speaker
Syahrul Hidayat (University of Exeter, University of Indonesia) and Kevin W. Fogg (Centre for Islamic Studies)
Event date
Event time
14:00
Venue
St Antony's College
62 Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6JF
Venue details

Deakin Room

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
None
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

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.