Social Transformations: Journal of the Global South

Social Transformations is an outlet for critical but engaged knowledge about social justice, collective well being, and sustainable development within and across the Global South, a region we take to refer to societies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific that are economically, politically, and culturally marginalized. Such studies trace interrelations and solidarities between and among peoples, states, and movements, while acknowledging tensions and contradictions within the South, as well as the legacies, manifestations, and trajectories of the North’s dominance. We support work that analyzes and enables positive change emerging from social movements, development paradigms, policies, and community and grassroots-based interventions. We publish interdisciplinary empirical and conceptual contributions from the different social and human sciences. We also encourage writing that is accessible to specialists and nonspecialists, avoiding both excessive theoretical abstraction and unreflexive empiricism.  The Journal is published twice a year.

Current Issue:

Cover Page

Vol. 2, No. 2 (2014)

Table of Contents

Indonesian Decentralization PDF
Lisandro E. Claudio 1


A Journey in Indonesian Regional Autonomy: The Complications of “Traditional” Village Revival in Mentawai, West Sumatra PDF
Maskota Delfi, Johan Weintré 3-26
The Supremacy of the Executive: Elitist Politics in Indonesia’s Decentralized Reality PDF
Joan Ricart-Angulo 27-48

Book Reviews

The Contours of Mass Violence in Indonesia, 1965–1968 by Douglas Kammen and Katharine McGregor, Eds. PDF
Rommel A. Curaming 49-53
The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya: Tangled Strands of Modernity by Kah Seng Loh, Edgar Liao, Cheng Tju Lim, and Guo Quan Seng PDF
Soon Chuan Yean 53-58
Kuasa Rakyat Analisis Tentang Perilaku Memilih dalam Pemilihan Legislatif dan Presiden Indonesia Pasca Orde Baru by Saiful Mujani, William R. Liddle, and Kuskridho Ambardi PDF
Agus Trihartono 58-61
Hidup Sehari Penuh: Menjalani Hubungan Etis dengan Alam by Kafil Yamin PDF
Bondan Widyatmoko 61-64
Kekerasan Budaya Pasca 1965: Bagaimana Orde Baru Melegitimasi Anti-Komunisme melalui Sastra dan Film by Wijaya Herlambang PDF
Yerry Wirawan 64-67


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