Image Database Export Citations


Democratizing Decentralization: Local Initiatives from Indonesia

Show full item record

Type: Conference Paper
Author: Fauzi, Noer; Zakaria, R. Yando
Conference: The Commons in an Age of Globalisation, the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property
Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Conf. Date: June 17-21, 2002
Date: 2002
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2169
Sector: Social Organization
Region: East Asia
Subject(s): IASC
common pool resources
governance and politics
political change
Abstract: "This essay chronicles three examples of advocacy work currently being undertaken by local NGOs and communities in different parts of Indonesia since the fall of the authoritarian regime, from the viewpoint of the implementing organizations themselves. Taking advantage of what can be called the 'framework of opportunities' created as the result of changes in the national political system, NGOs and communities are now able to work directly to influence policy outcomes. This is largely due to the policy of decentralization and regional autonomy initiated during the brief presidency of Ir. B.J. Habibie, and the incipient democratization agenda that has been gaining momentum since the collapse of General Suhartos authoritarian New Order regime during the first quarter of 1998. "After a brief introduction, the paper addresses the following topics: (i) the origins and essence of Indonesias decentralization/regional autonomy policy; (ii) tensions (and opportunities) that have arisen as a result of the implementation of this policy; (iii) initiatives undertaken by the Implementing Agency of the Agrarian Reform Consortium (BP-KPA) together with a few of its local partner organizations to develop a training curriculum and program for local par-liaments (DPRD) in three Kabupaten (districts); (iv) the post-training dynamic and transfor-mative processes in these three districts; and (v) a review of experiences and lessons learned from these NGOs interventions in local communities efforts to influence policy within the context of decentralization/regional autonomy."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
fauzin170502.pdf 383.5Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record