Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Senior Lecturer Marcus Mietzner to give talk at Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Was Nusantara Study Group
  • Wann 03.07.2012 von 18:00 bis 20:00
  • Wo Room 117, IAAW 118
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When: July 3, 2012 at 6 pm

Where: Room 117, Invalidenstraße 118

Title: "Political Parties in Indonesia: Trapped Between
Cartelization and Poor Institutionalization?"

Summary: Much of the literature on Indonesia's political parties is
dominated by two main streams: the first school of thought views the
parties as poorly institutionalized, with politicians lacking real roots in
society and mostly focusing on rent-seeking. The second, increasingly
influential school portrays Indonesia as being in the grip of a party cartel,
which conspires in order to milk the state's resources. My talk will critically
review these two assumptions and offer an alternative view on party politics in
post-authoritarian Indonesia.

Bio: *Marcus Mietzner* is Senior Lecturer at the College of Asia and the
Pacific at the Australian National University in Canberra. He has
published extensively on Indonesian politics in peer-reviewed journals,
such as Democratization, Governance, Asian Survey, Journal of East Asian
Studies, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Journal of Southeast Asian
Studies, Australian Journal of Asian Law and South East Asia Research.
His latest book is "Military Politics and the State in Indonesia: From
Turbulent Transition to Democratic Consolidation", published by KITLV
and ISEAS in 2009. Currently, he is working on a book on political
parties in post-authoritarian Indonesia.