Decentralization and Regional Autonomy in Indonesia: Implementation and Challenges

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"With contributions from prominent authors who have looked at the process closely, this overview of the first few years after decentralisation covers many different angles. The book gives a clear picture of the bumpy but relatively successful implementation of this new governing system in Indonesia. It reveals the existence of many problems and much confusion among stakeholders, and illustrates the ways stakeholders still look to the old system for the answers. The contributions will provide valuable insights to those who praise or criticise the process from the outside, and can offer guidance to other countries that may contemplate doing something similar" (Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies).

About the Publication

In 1999, Indonesia embarked on a reform of regional governance that brings self-governance to rural districts and municipalities, i.e., the administrative and democratic capacity needed to apply basic services like healthcare, national legislation and environment policies. This edited volume is the first book, which not only deals with the 1999 legislation but also shows how the deficiencies and contradictions of this legislation reduced implementation between 2001 and 2004 to a try-out. The book also discusses the adaptations that were the focus of the debate on the revision of the 1999 legislation that resulted in the 2004 update legislation and the amendment of the 1945 Constitution. Anthropological case studies of five provinces complement and deepen the findings of the more general survey reports.

Co-publication: ISEAS / IIAS

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies / International Institute for Asian Studies


PDF e-book files for this publication are available as detailed below.

Decentralization and Regional Autonomy in Indonesia: Implementation and Challenges [Whole Publication] 64.00 USD
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INTRODUCTION: The Regional Governance Reform in Indonesia, 1999-2004, by Coen J G Holtzappel, author 5.00 USD
1. When the Burden is Shouldered Alone: Experiences in Autonomy at Regencies and Municipalities, by Adi Abidin, author 5.00 USD
2. Indonesia's Transition to Decentralized Governance: Evolution at the Local Level, by Widjajanti Suharyo, author 5.00 USD
3. Corruption and Decentralization, by Bert Hofman, Kai Kaiser, G√ľnther G. Schulze, authors 5.00 USD
4. The Role and Function of the Regional People's Representative Council (DPRD): A Juridical Study, by J Endi Rukmo, author 5.00 USD
5. Regional Autonomy, Regulatory Reform, and the Business Climate, by Mohammad Sadli, author 5.00 USD
6. Decentralization, Regulatory Reform, and the Business Climate, by David Ray, author 5.00 USD
7. Small Enterprises and Decentralization: Some Lessons from Java, by Henry Sandee, author 5.00 USD
8. Fiscal Decentralization and Its Impact on Regional Economic Development and Fiscal Sustainability, by Bambang Brodjonegoro, author 5.00 USD
9. Origin and Development of the Urban Municipality in Indonesia, by Peter J. Dean, author 5.00 USD
10. Regional Autonomy and the Issue of Land Rights: The Case of the PT CPM Mine in Central Sulawesi, by Dibyo Prabowo, author 5.00 USD
11. Reshaping Tana Toraja: A Century of Decentralization and Power Politics in the Highlands of South Sulawesi, by Edwin de Jong, author 5.00 USD
12. Recentralization and Decentralization in West Sumatra, by Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, authors 5.00 USD
13. Regional Autonomy and Its Discontents: The Case of Post-New Order Bali, by Martin Ramstedt, author 5.00 USD
14. Reflections on the Development of Intellectual Property Rights Legislation: An Account from Riau, by Syafrinaldi, author 5.00 USD
15. Global Spread and Local Fractioning: Indigenous Knowledge and the Commoditization of Livelihood Resources in the Growth Triangle, by Cynthia Chou, author 5.00 USD
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