Edward Aspinall is a specialist in the politics of Indonesia. His interest in Indonesia began when he lived in Malang, East Java, as a teenager. After studying Indonesian language and politics at high school and university, he completed his PhD at the ANU in 2000 on the fall of the Suharto regime.
Since then he has written or edited a dozen books on Indonesian democratisation, civil society, ethnic politics and related topics. His current research interests include ‘money politics’ and public goods across Southeast Asia.
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The Australian National University is arguably the world’s leading academic institution for the study of Indonesia outside of Indonesia itself.
It has a long history of producing leading research on Indonesia’s society, economy and a large body of staff and students across multiple disciplines with interests in the country.
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