Contesting Indonesia Seminar Series: Closed and Open Peasant Communities: A Review of State Development and Grassroots Politics in Post-New Order Indonesia |

Contesting Indonesia Seminar Series: Closed and Open Peasant Communities: A Review of State Development and Grassroots Politics in Post-New Order Indonesia

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Synopsis:

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s announcement that he was planning to make the National Program for Community Empowerment ("PNPM") the cornerstone of his national poverty reduction strategy marked both continuity and change in how the national government politically approaches rural communities. Seen in the context of Indonesia's ongoing democratic reforms and the still volatile program for decentralization, PNPM fits into a pattern of engaging new political actors. Seen from Indonesia's history of poverty reduction through mass mobilization for development, PNPM fits into a long pattern of central elites building political bases through community development. This talk will concentrate on describing PNPM itself, with a special focus on the political dynamics that led to the program's design, and a close look at the "black box" of community institutions and their role in Indonesia's ongoing social reforms.

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Speaker(s):

Scott Guggenheim, AusAID

Date:
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Time:
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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