Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty is the theme for the 35th annual Indonesia Update Conference to be held at The Australian National University on Friday and Saturday, 15-16 September 2017.
Today, globalisation is more complex than ever. The effects of the global financial crisis and increased inequality have, in many countries, spurred anti-global sentiment and encouraged the adoption of populist and inward-looking policies. Discontent has manifested in some surprising results: Brexit, Trump, and possibly more to come. In Indonesia, discontent has led to rising protectionism, a rejection of foreign interference in the name of nationalism, and economic policies dominated by calls for self-sufficiency. Meanwhile, human trafficking and the abuse of migrant workers have shown the other side of globalisation. (more…)