• Offered by Sch of International Political & Strategic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Marcus Mietzner
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course will focus on political, social and economic aspects of Indonesia’s decentralisation program after 1999. Emphasising the importance of studying Indonesia’s regions in order to understand the nature of the post-Suharto state as a whole, the course will explain the declining power of the central government vis-à-vis the provinces, districts and municipalities. Based on several case studies, the course demonstrates the implications of Indonesia’s decentralised structures for electoral competition, distribution of executive authority, fiscal planning and cultural expressions of local identities.

The primary objective of the course is to enable students interested in Indonesia to complement their studies of national politics, society, economy and culture with an equally important local component.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the end of the course, students will have gained a thorough understanding of political, economic and social dimensions of the decentralisation process in Indonesia.. They will have obtained in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the conflicts involved in this process, and will have studied Indonesian government responses to them.

In addition, students will have deepened their analytical and presentational skills, preparing them forfuture professional work in government, think tanks, intelligence, academia or development agencies.

Indicative Assessment

Proposed Assessment: Tutorial  attendance and participation 10%,  tutorial  presentation 15%,  tutorial  paper (1000 words) 15%, main essay (2000 words) 30%, take-home  exam: 30%

 

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

Preliminary Reading

Henk Schulte Nordholt and Gerry van Klinken (eds.), Renegotiating Boundaries: Local Politics in Post-Suharto Indonesia, Leiden: KITLV Press, 2007; Edward Aspinall and Greg Fealy (eds.), Local Power and Politics in Indonesia: Decentralisation & Democratisation, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2003.

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8916 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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