The Indonesia National Survey Project 2022: Engaging with Developments in the Political, Economic and Social Spheres


About the Webinar

The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute commissioned a second nationwide survey in 2022 in Indonesia, after the first one in 2017, called the Indonesia National Survey Project (INSP), to enhance understanding of political, economic and social developments in Indonesia. The survey covers public opinion on a wide range of topics related to the politics, economy and society of Indonesia. This webinar will provide more extensive analysis on support for democracy as a political system and the perception that democracy is on the decline. On the economic front, the webinar will highlight the three main concerns of Indonesians – unemployment, inflation, and poverty – and their possible implications. Finally, the webinar will examine the role of Islam in society, attitudes towards the moving of the national capital, and attitudes towards ethnic Chinese and China. By considering opinions towards this broad range of issues, a more nuanced understanding emerges on how Indonesians engage with developments in the public sphere.

About the Speakers

Dr Burhanuddin Muhtadi is a Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, and a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta. He is also the Director of Public Affairs at the Indonesian Survey Institute (Lembaga Survei Indonesia, LSI) and an executive director of the Indonesian Political Indicator (Indikator Politik Indonesia). He received his PhD in 2018 from The Australian National University (ANU), working on money politics in Indonesia. This revised version of the dissertation was published by Palgrave Macmillan (2019) under the title “Vote Buying in Indonesia: The Mechanics of Electoral Bribery.” He has published widely in leading peer-reviewed journals (both area studies and political science) and book chapters. Among others, he has published his original research in leading area-studies journal, such as Asian Studies Review, Asian Survey, Pacific Affairs, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Contemporary Southeast Asia and Asian Journal of Social Science and high-ranked disciplinary journals like World Politics, Third World Quarterly, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Party Politics, Democratization, International Journal of Communication, Social Media & Society, and Electoral Studies.

Dr Siwage Dharma Negara is a Senior Fellow and Co-Coordinator of the Indonesia Studies Programme at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also the Coordinator of the Singapore APEC Study Centre at the same institute. He is an editorial member of the Journal of Southeast Asian Economies. His research focuses on macroeconomic and development issues, industrial, and trade policies with a special focus on Indonesia. Before joining the institute, he has worked as a researcher at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and economist consultant for the World Bank Office Jakarta. He received his PhD (Economics) from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Hui Yew-Foong is an anthropologist and Visiting Senior Fellow with ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, as well as co-Managing Editor of Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. His research interests include the Chinese minority in Indonesia, religion and politics in Southeast Asia, decentralization in post-Suharto Indonesia, and heritage politics. He had been a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University, the University of Hong Kong, Xiamen University and the International Institute for Asian Studies. Besides Singapore, he has conducted multi-sited field research in Indonesia (West Kalimantan and Medan), East Malaysia, China and Hong Kong. He is the author of Strangers at Home: History and Subjectivity among the Chinese Communities of West Kalimantan, Indonesia and co-editor of The Jokowi-Prabowo Elections 2.0: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Indonesia in 2019.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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Jan 30 2023


10:00 am - 11:30 am