Understanding Indonesia's Post-Independence Elite: Data from the Constitutional Assembly

Using previously un-mined data on more than 600 members of Indonesia’s Constitutional Assembly (1956-1959), this seminar will present a detailed picture of the political elites of post-independence Indonesia. The data, self-reported by members, includes age, educational level, past organizational activity, gender distribution, and more. This allows broader conclusions about the nature of a post-decolonization elite in the world’s largest Muslim country.