Politics, Governance and the Law


Decentralisation (See also Social and Cultural: Adat and Identity)

Corruption and governance

Civil service and government

Legal system



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Decentralisation

Buehler, M. “Decentralisation and Local Democracy in Indonesia: The Marginalisation of the Public Sphere.” In Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia: Elections, Institutions, and Society, edited by Edward Aspinall and Marcus Mietzner, 267. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010.
Buehler, Michael. “Angels and Demons.” Inside Indonesia 108 (June 2012). http://www.insideindonesia.org/weekly-articles/angels-and-demons.
Buehler, M. “The Rising Importance of Personal Networks in Indonesian Local Politics: An Analysis of District Government Head Elections in South Sulawesi in 2005.” In Deepening Democracy in Indonesia, 101–124. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009. http://michaelbuehler.asia/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/BuehlerISEAS2009.pdf.
Buehler, M. “Indonesia’s Law on Public Services: Changing State–Society Relations or Continuing Politics as Usual?” Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 47, no. 1 (2011): 65–86. http://michaelbuehler.asia/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/BIESBuehler2011.pdf.
Burgess, Robin, Matthew Hansen, Benjamin A. Olken, Peter Potapov, and Stefanie Sieber. “The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127, no. 4 (2012): 1707–1754. economics.mit.edu/files/7860.
Eckardt, S., and A. Shah. “Local Government Organization and Finance: Indonesia.” In Local Governance in Developing Countries, 233–274. Washington DC: World Bank, 2006.
Harmantyo, Djoko. “Desentralisasi, Otonomi, Pemekaran Daerah Dan Pola Perkembangan Wilayah Di Indonesia.” Bali, 2011. http://geografi.ui.ac.id/portal/sivitas-geografi/dosen/makalah-seminar/496-2/.
Henley, D., and J.S. Davidson. “In the Name of Adat: Regional Perspectives on Reform, Tradition, and Democracy in Indonesia.” Modern Asian Studies 42, no. 4 (2008): 815.
International Crisis Group. “Indonesia: Defying the State.” Asia Briefing. Jakarta: ICG, August 30, 2012. http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/asia/south-east-asia/indonesia/b138-indonesia-defying-the-state.aspx.
Kimura, E. “Proliferating Provinces: Territorial Politics in Post-Suharto Indonesia.” South East Asia Research 18, no. 3 (2010): 415–449.
Kimura, E. “Marginality and Opportunity in the Periphery: The Emergence of Gorontalo Province in North Sulawesi.” Indonesia, 2007, 71–95. http://cip.cornell.edu/seap.indo/1195498229.
Kompas. “Korupsi Kepala Daerah: Pembangunan Terancam Terhambat.” Kompas. July 14, 2012.
Lumanauw, Novi, Ezra Sihite, and Markus Sihaloho. “Indonesia’s Direct Local Elections on Chopping Block.” The Jakarta Globe. April 2, 2013. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/indonesias-direct-local-elections-on-chopping-block/583130.
Mietzner, Marcus. “Funding Pilkada, Illegal Campaign Financing in Indonesia’s Local Elections’.” In The State and Illegality in Indonesia, edited by Edward Aspinall and G. van Klinken. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2011. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/18761960/1006238056/name/The+State+and+Illegality+in+Indonesia.pdf.
Rinakit, S. “Indonesian Regional Elections in Praxis.” IDSS Commentaries 65 (2005). http://hdl.handle.net/10220/4162.
Satriyo, H.A. “Decentralisation and Women in Indonesia: One Step Back, Two Steps Forward.” Local Power and Politics in Indonesia: Decentralisation & Democratisation, 2003.
Satriyo, Hana. “Pushing the Boundaries: Women in Direct Local Elections and Local Government.” In Problems of Democratisation in Indonesia: Elections, Institutions, and Society, edited by Edward Aspinall and Marcus Mietzner, 243–66. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010.
Schulte Nordholt, H.S., and G. van Klinken, eds. Renegotiating Boundaries: Access, Agency and Identity in Post-Soeharto Indonesia. Vol. 159. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2007. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/23269926/1729027097/name/Renegotiating%252Bboundaries%252Bpost%252Bsuharto.pdf.
Syahrial, Syarif. “Pemekaran Pemerintah Daerah Dan Beban APBN.” Lembaga Penyelidikan Ekonomi dan Masyarakat - FEUI, May 6, 2012. http://www.lpem.org/index.php?mn=1&sb=1&id=8.
Vel, J. “Pilkada in East Sumba: An Old Rivalry in a New Democratic Setting.” Indonesia, 2005, 81–107. http://cip.cornell.edu/seap.indo/1132335833.
Vel, Jacqueline A C. “Campaigning for a New District in West Sumba.” In Renegotiating Boundaries: Access, Agency and Identity in Post-Soeharto Indonesia, edited by H.S. Schulte Nordholt and G. van Klinken, Vol. 159. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2007. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/23269926/1729027097/name/Renegotiating%252Bboundaries%252Bpost%252Bsuharto.pdf.
Winters, Matthew. “Country Profile: Indonesia. Paper Prepared for June 2010 Meeting of the Informal Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation and Local Governance.” Management Systems International, June 4, 2010. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTDSRE/Resources/IndonesiaCountryProfile.pdf.
World Bank. “Administrative & Civil Service Reform: Indonesia,” May 6, 2012. http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/civilservice/countries/indonesia/shapesize.htm.
World Bank. “South Sulawesi Public Expenditure Analysis 2012: Improving Public Service Delivery and Financial Management in the Gateway to Eastern Indonesia.” Discussion Paper. Jakarta: World Bank, November 2012. documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/11/16930977/indonesia-south-sulawesi-public-expenditure-analysis-2012-improving-public-service-delivery-financial-management-gateway-eastern-indonesia.


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Corruption and governance

Aspinall, Edward. “A Nation in Fragments: Patronage and Neoliberalism in Contemporary Indonesia.” Critical Asian Studies 45, no. 1 (2013): 27–54. https://doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2013.758820.
Aspinall, E., and G. van Klinken, eds. The State and Illegality in Indonesia. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2011. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/18761960/1006238056/name/The+State+and+Illegality+in+Indonesia.pdf.
Bai, Jie, Seema Jayachandran, Edmund J. Malesky, and Benjamin A. Olken. “Does Economic Growth Reduce Corruption? Theory and Evidence from Vietnam.” Unpublished Manuscript, 2013. http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/~sjv340/corruption-growth.pdf.
Blunt, Peter, Mark Turner, and Henrik Lindroth. “Patronage, Service Delivery, and Social Justice in Indonesia.” International Journal of Public Administration 35, no. 3 (2012): 214–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2011.641050.
Buehler, M. “The Rising Importance of Personal Networks in Indonesian Local Politics: An Analysis of District Government Head Elections in South Sulawesi in 2005.” In Deepening Democracy in Indonesia, 101–124. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009. http://michaelbuehler.asia/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/BuehlerISEAS2009.pdf.
Burgess, Robin, Matthew Hansen, Benjamin A. Olken, Peter Potapov, and Stefanie Sieber. “The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127, no. 4 (2012): 1707–1754. economics.mit.edu/files/7860.
Dick, H., and J. Mulholland. “The State as Marketplace: Slush Funds and Intra-Elite Rivalry.” In The State and Illegality in Indonesia, 65–85, 2011. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/18761960/1006238056/name/The+State+and+Illegality+in+Indonesia.pdf.
Haryanto, Ulma, and Anita Rachman. “9 Out of 10 Say Indonesian Government Corruption Rampant.” The Jakarta Globe. October 28, 2011. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/9-out-of-10-say-indonesian-government-corruption-rampant/474614.
Holt, Claire. Culture and Politics in Indonesia. Equinox Publishing, 2007.
Indonesia Corruption Watch. “Kejaksaan Dan Kepolisian Perlu Lakukan Percepatan Penanganan Perkara Korupsi Kepala Daerah.” Jakarta: Indonesia Corruption Watch, October 2, 2012. http://antikorupsi.org/new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20564%3Akejaksaan-dan-kepolisian-perlu-lakukan-percepatan-penanganan-perkara-korupsi-kepala-daerah&catid=50%3Apress-release&Itemid=114&lang=en.
Indonesian Legal Roundtable. “Indeks Persepsi Negara Hukum Indonesia (Indonesia Rule of Law Perception Index) 2012: Ringkasan Eksekutif.” Jakarta: ndonesian Legal Roundtable, April 9, 2013. http://www.ilr.or.id/2013/04/ringkasan-eksekutif-indeks-persepsi-negara-hukum-indonesia-indonesia-rule-of-law-perception-index-indonesian-legal-roundtable-2012/#more-388.
Jasin, Mochammad. “The Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission.” Article2, March 2010. http://www.article2.org/mainfile.php/0901/367/.
Kompas. “Korupsi Kepala Daerah: Pembangunan Terancam Terhambat.” Kompas. July 14, 2012.
Korte, Nina. “It’s Not Only Rents: Explaining the Persistence and Change of Neopatrimonialism in Indonesia.” SSRN ELibrary, May 26, 2011. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1853406.
Kristiansen, S., and M. Ramli. “Buying an Income: The Market for Civil Service Positions in Indonesia.” Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs 28, no. 2 (2006): 207–233.
LaMoshi, Gary. “Nothing Sacred in Indonesian Graft.” Asia Times Online. July 13, 2012. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NG13Ae01.html.
Lembaga Survei Indonesia. “Kepercayaan Publik Pada Pemberantasan Korupsi.” Jakarta: LSI, February 13, 2012. http://www.lsi.or.id/file_download/122.
McLeod, R. “Institutionalized Public Sector Corruption: A Legacy of the Soeharto Franchise.” Crawford School Research Paper No. 2010/02, 2010. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1915697.
Mietzner, Marcus. “Funding Pilkada, Illegal Campaign Financing in Indonesia’s Local Elections’.” In The State and Illegality in Indonesia, edited by Edward Aspinall and G. van Klinken. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2011. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/18761960/1006238056/name/The+State+and+Illegality+in+Indonesia.pdf.
Olken, Benjamin A. “Direct Democracy and Local Public Goods: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia.” NBER Working Paper No. W14123, June 2008. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1152666.
Olken, Benjamin A. “Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia.” NBER Working Paper No. W11753, November 2005. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=847025.
Parlina, Ina, and Margareth Aritonang. “Angie Gets Light Jail Sentence.” The Jakarta Post. January 11, 2013. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/01/11/angie-gets-light-jail-sentence.html.
Ronoduwu, Olivia. “Erratic Indonesian Legislature Stirs Anger, Mockery.” Reuters. March 14, 2013. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/erratic-indonesian-legislature-stirs-anger-mockery/436760.
Sajarwo. “Indonesia Urutan Ke-4 Praktik Suap Perusahaan AS.” Kompas. September 22, 2012. http://www.beranijujur.net/id/content/indonesia-urutan-ke-4-praktik-suap-perusahaan.
Somba, Nethy Dharma. “DPRD Speaker Sentenced to 22 Months in Jail.” The Jakarta Post. January 10, 2013. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/01/10/dprd-speaker-sentenced-22-months-jail.html.
The Economist. “Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Commission: The Gecko Bites Back.” The Economist, November 5, 2009. http://www.economist.com/node/14816720.
The Jakarta Globe. “KPU to Allow Former Convicts to Run in Regional Legislative Elections | The Jakarta Globe.” The Jakarta Globe. March 14, 2013. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/kpu-to-allow-former-convicts-to-run-in-regional-legislative-elections/579771.
The Jakarta Post. “Two Antigraft Judges Arrested for Bribery in Central Java.” The Jakarta Post. August 12, 2012. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/08/18/two-antigraft-judges-arrested-bribery-central-java.html.
Klinken, G. van, and E. Aspinall. “Building Relations: Corruption, Completion and Cooperation in the Construction Industry.” In The State and Illegality in Indonesia. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2011.
Klinken, Gerry van, and Joshua Barker. State of Authority: The State in Society in Indonesia. Cornell Southeast Asia Programme, 2009. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1718432.
Wallerstein, Immanuel. The Modern World-System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century. University of California Press, 1974.
Winters, Jeffrey. “Who Will Tame the Oligarchs?” Inside Indonesia 104, no. April-June 2011 (April 22, 2011). http://www.insideindonesia.org/feature-editions/who-will-tame-the-oligarchs.


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Civil service and government

Chaudhury, N., J. Hammer, M. Kremer, K. Muralidharan, and F.H. Rogers. “Missing in Action: Teacher and Health Worker Absence in Developing Countries.” The Journal of Economic Perspectives 20, no. 1 (2006): 91–116. www.hks.harvard.edu/pepg/PDF/events/MPSPE/PEPG-05-14kremer.pdf.
Fritzen, S.A. “Discipline and Democratize: Patterns of Bureaucratic Accountability in Southeast Asia.” Intl Journal of Public Administration 30, no. 12–14 (2007): 1435–1457. lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/fritzen-IJPA.pdf.
Kristiansen, S., and M. Ramli. “Buying an Income: The Market for Civil Service Positions in Indonesia.” Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs 28, no. 2 (2006): 207–233.
Kristiansen, S., A. Dwiyanto, A. Pramusinto, and E.A. Putranto. “Public Sector Reforms and Financial Transparency: Experiences from Indonesian Districts.” Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs 31, no. 1 (2009): 64–87.
SMERU. “Teacher Absenteeism and Remote Area Allowance Baseline Survey.” Jakarta: SMERU, 2010. http://www.smeru.or.id/report/research/absenteeism/absenteeism_eng.pdf.
Suryahadi, Asep, and Prio Sambodho. “Assessment of Public Policies to Improve Teacher Quality and Reduce Teacher Absenteeism,” 2012. http://www.smeru.or.id/report/workpaper/improveteacherquality/improveteacherquality.pdf.
The Jakarta Post. “Most Civil Servants Are Incompetent: Minister.” The Jakarta Post. March 1, 2012. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/03/01/most-civil-servants-are-incompetent-minister.html.
UNCEN, UNIPA, SMERU, BPS, and UNICEF. “We Like to Be Taught: A Study on Teacher Absenteeism in Papua and West Papua.” Jayapura: UNCEN, April 2012.
Klinken, Gerry Van van. “Decolonization and the Making of Middle Indonesia.” SSRN ELibrary, November 16, 2009. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1513972.
Wicaksono, Pribadi. “Menteri Azwar: Indonesia Krisis PNS Yang Kompeten.” Tempo. February 29, 2012. http://www.tempo.co/read/news/2012/02/29/173387194/Menteri-Azwar-Indonesia-Krisis-PNS-yang-Kompeten.
World Bank. “Administrative & Civil Service Reform: Indonesia,” May 6, 2012. http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/civilservice/countries/indonesia/shapesize.htm.


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Legal system

Asia Foundation. “Local Economic Governance.” Jakarta: Asia Foundation, 2011. asiafoundation.org/publications/pdf/1027.
Buehler, Michael. “Interview: Sebastiaan Pompe.” Van Zorge Report. Jakarta, 2009. michaelbuehler.asia/wp-content/.../06/BuehlerVanZorgeJudicial.pdf.
Buehler, Michael. “The ‘judicial Mafia’ and Judicial Reform in Indonesia.” Van Zorge Report. Jakarta, 2009. michaelbuehler.asia/wp-content/.../06/BuehlerVanZorgeJudicial.pdf.
Buehler, M. “Indonesia’s Law on Public Services: Changing State–Society Relations or Continuing Politics as Usual?” Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 47, no. 1 (2011): 65–86. http://michaelbuehler.asia/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/BIESBuehler2011.pdf.
Coppel, Charles. “The Indonesian Chinese as ‘Foreign Orientals’ in the Netherlands Indies.” In Indonesia: Law and Society, edited by Timothy Lindsey. Annandale: Federation Press, 1999. http://digital.federationpress.com.au/94pga/.
Davidson, Jamie, and David Henley. The Revival of Tradition in Indonesian Politics: The Deployment of Adat from Colonialism to Indigenism. Vol. 5. Taylor & Francis, 2007. http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=3dexNIU6pa4C&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=The+Revival+of+Tradition+in+Indonesian+Politics:+The+Deployment+of+Adat+from+Colonialism+to+Indigenism&ots=Xl7gTCDjRh&sig=gPlofV_YUr7KCxE39ExfQ-jNb-c.
Dipa, Arya, and Ina Parlina. “Bandung Judge Arrested for Taking Bribe.” The Jakarta Post, March 23, 2013. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/03/23/bandung-judge-arrested-taking-bribe.html.
Fritzen, S.A. “Discipline and Democratize: Patterns of Bureaucratic Accountability in Southeast Asia.” Intl Journal of Public Administration 30, no. 12–14 (2007): 1435–1457. lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/fritzen-IJPA.pdf.
Indonesia Corruption Watch. “Kejaksaan Dan Kepolisian Perlu Lakukan Percepatan Penanganan Perkara Korupsi Kepala Daerah.” Jakarta: Indonesia Corruption Watch, October 2, 2012. http://antikorupsi.org/new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20564%3Akejaksaan-dan-kepolisian-perlu-lakukan-percepatan-penanganan-perkara-korupsi-kepala-daerah&catid=50%3Apress-release&Itemid=114&lang=en.
Indonesian Legal Roundtable. “Indeks Persepsi Negara Hukum Indonesia (Indonesia Rule of Law Perception Index) 2012: Ringkasan Eksekutif.” Jakarta: ndonesian Legal Roundtable, April 9, 2013. http://www.ilr.or.id/2013/04/ringkasan-eksekutif-indeks-persepsi-negara-hukum-indonesia-indonesia-rule-of-law-perception-index-indonesian-legal-roundtable-2012/#more-388.
International Crisis Group. “Indonesia: Defying the State.” Asia Briefing. Jakarta: ICG, August 30, 2012. http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/asia/south-east-asia/indonesia/b138-indonesia-defying-the-state.aspx.
Jakarta Globe. “Mob Justice an Indictment of State of Law.” The Jakarta Globe. April 1, 2013. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/editorschoice/mob-justice-an-indictment-of-state-of-law/582904.
Jasin, Mochammad. “The Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission.” Article2, March 2010. http://www.article2.org/mainfile.php/0901/367/.
Lev, Daniel. Legal Evolution and Political Authority in Indonesia: Selected Essays. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2000.
Lev, Daniel. “Comments on the Judicial Reform Program in Indonesia.” Jakarta: IMF, 2004.
Republic of Indonesia. Second Amendment to the 1945 Constitution, Pub. L. No. 29 (2002). confinder.richmond.edu/admin/docs/Indonesia2d.pdf.
The Jakarta Post. “Two Antigraft Judges Arrested for Bribery in Central Java.” The Jakarta Post. August 12, 2012. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/08/18/two-antigraft-judges-arrested-bribery-central-java.html.
UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges adn lawyers. “Report on Visit to Indonesia by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers.” Article2, April 2006. http://www.article2.org/mainfile.php/0502/227/.
Benda-Beckmann, Franz von, and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann. “Myths and Stereotypes about Adat Law: A Reassessment of Van Vollenhoven in the Light of Current Struggles over Adat Law in Indonesia.” Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land- En Volkenkunde 167, no. 2–3 (2011): 167. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/22134379-90003588.
World Economic Forum. “Global Competitiveness Index 2012 - Data Platform.” Geneva: World Economic Forum, September 5, 2012. http://www.weforum.org/issues/competitiveness-0/gci2012-data-platform/.

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