Category: Politics

Four Reviews of Ben Bland’s “Man of Contradictions”

Ben Bland‘s new biography of Indonesian president Joko Widodo has attracted a wide range of interest from scholars of Indonesian politics and society. Titled Man of Contradictions, the book is the first English-language biography of Indonesia’s seventh president. A number of reviews have recently been published by Indonesians and Indonesianists, including one by me. Here […]

Most Americans Don’t Want to Delay Elections in November. But Now for the Bad News…

As part of my ongoing collaboration with Shana Gadarian and Sara Goodman on a NSF- and Cornell Center for the Social Sciences-supported project on pandemic politics,* we are tracking Americans’ views about how the U.S. government ought to respond to the pandemic. We asked early on about whether or not respondents supported delaying the elections […]