This is a shortened, revised version of an article that first appeared as: Vedi R. Hadiz (2014) A New Islamic Populism and the Contradictions of Development, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 44:1, 125-143, DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2013.832790

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Chuan Ming Ong is an editorial illustrator based in The Hague, The Netherlands. His clients include such publications as the LA Times and The Japan Times. When not at the drawing table you can usually find him engrossed in history books and drinking coffee. You can find more of his work at or instagram @chuanming_ong.

Vedi Hadiz is Director and Professor of Asian Studies at the Asia Institute and an Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, University of Melbourne. He was previously Professor of Asian Societies and Politics at Murdoch University's Asia Research Centre and Director of its Indonesia Research Programme.