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Wawan Mas'udi

Wawan Mas’udi is lecturer in political and government studies, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He is curently a PhD candidate in political science at Victoria University. His PhD topic is 'Local populism in decentralised Indonesia: Surakarta under Jokowi'.

Articles by Wawan Mas'udi (1)

  • How Jokowi got his start in politics

    Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo is the man of the moment in Indonesian politics. A furniture retailer by trade, two years ago he was a little known small town mayor in central Java. Today he is streets ahead of his nearest competitor in the opinion polls for July's presidential election.