About Conference

The politics of Indonesia take place in the framework of a presidential representative democratic republic. President of Indonesia is take two position as head of state and also head of government. Indonesia has separation of powers to fulfill the check and balances system. Executive power is exercise by the government, legislative power is vested in governemt and two People Representative Councils (MD3), and judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. 

Indonesia implements elections with the principle of LUBERJURDIL (Langsung (Direct), Umum (General), Bebas (Free), Rahasia (Confidential), Jujur dan Adil (Honest and Fair)) as a means to obtain and maintain the power. Elections in Indonesia in each period has uniqueness that can be seen from the issues that developed at that time, the voting behavior of each contestant who competed, to the campaign of each participant. This year, Department of Political Science, Universitas Indonesia, will conduct a Third Biannual International Conference aiming to address the electoral politics and governance in Indonesia: lessons learned and the way forward. The conference is open to discuss the electoral politics in general; the regulation about election; about local politics in Indonesia; norms, ethic and ideals, information technology and election; and electoral governance. 

Researchers and political scientists are invite to participate in the conference by submitting abstracts by June 23, 2019; and full article for accepted proposal by July, 30 2019.


Electoral Politics

  1. Clientelism
  2. Party Oligarchy
  3. Elite Political Behaviour
  4. Identity Politics and Populism
  5. Voting Behaviour
  6. Political Campaign and Marketing

Electoral System and Regulation

  1. Politics of Electiral Reforms
  2. The Impacts of Indonesian Electoral System
  3. Problems in The Electoral Regulation
  4. Violations and Frauds Againts Electoral Regulations
  5. Dispute Settlement in Electoral Issues
  6. Violence During Elections

Norms, Ethics and Ideals

  1. Code of Conduct of Electoral Commissioners
  2. Moral and Ethical Violations
  3. Enforcements of The Code of Conduct

Local Elections in Indonesia

  1. Local Strongmen and Bossism in Elections
  2. Elite Recruitment and Candidate Nomination
  3. The Role of Political Brokers in Elections
  4. Political Dynasty in Local Elections

Information Technology and Election

  1. The use of IT in Elections
  2. Internet and Social Media During Electoral Campaigns
  3. Internet as a Public Sphere: Control VS Freedom

Electoral Governance

  1. Neutrality and Integrity of National Electoral Commision
  2. Organization and Monitoring of Elections
  3. Electoral System Engineering

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Abstract Submission Deadline

  • June 23, 2019

Accepted Abstracts Announcement

  • June 29, 2019

Conference Date

  • July 10-11, 2019

Full Paper Submission

  • July 30, 2019

Electoral Politics and Governance in Indonesia: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

July 10-11, 2019
Savero Hotel, Jl. Margonda Raya No.230A, Depok, Jawa Barat 16423 Indonesia

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