The Political Economy of Cultural Heritage

Last year we noticed greater attention being paid, both by the government and the public, to issues related to cultural heritage. Having been nominated for several years, subak in Bali was finally accepted by UNESCO onto the World Cultural Heritage list. Reports in...

A Contradictionary image, Abroad and at Home

Bob Elson, the Australian historian who wrote Indonesia: A History of an Idea, has expressed his puzzlement at what he sees as a gap between Indonesia in the international arena and Indonesia at home. He wonders why in international forums Indonesia has been portrayed...