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GPS Seminar: Poppy S. Winanti & Riza Noer Arfani

Tid: 2018-09-19 13:15 -- 2018-09-19 15:00
Plats: GPS Lounge, Niagara 9th floor, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1
Målgrupp: Alla intresserade

Welcome to presentations by the colleagues from Gadjah Mada University, visiting GPS in the frames of Linnaeus-Palme Exchange programme:

The Re-emergence of Global South: Indonesia’s Transition from Aid Recipient to Donor Country

With Poppy S. Winanti

(Vice Dean for Research, Cooperation, Community Service and Alumni Affairs, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada)

This presentation is based on a research project entitled “Strengthening Indonesia’s Role in South-South Cooperation” conducted by a group of scholars at the Department of International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada. The project aims to analyse how Global South countries shift their roles from aid-recipient countries to donor by examining Indonesia’s experience. The re-emergence of South-South Cooperation (SSC) in international development has prompted a debate about the factors that influence emerging Southern powers to shift their status from aid-recipients to donor countries. The literature suggests that the transition is largely shaped by identity and interests of states. The identity factor argues that the creation of SSC is mainly driven by the experience of the Global South countries with colonialism, underdevelopment and oppression. Establishing mutual assistance to the other Global South countries has been perceived as a mechanism to alter the asymmetrical relations due to the dominant global North. The interest factor highlights the strategic values of SSC for emerging Southern powers. Through SSC initiatives, Southern donors desire to improve their regional and global reputation, to garner support from other South countries in international fora, and to pursue their own broader economic agenda. A pioneer of South-South solidarity in 1950s and 1960s, Indonesia is an emerging Southern donor that shifts its approach from identity- to interest-based SSC. Having delivered overseas aid since 1967, Indonesia introduced a significant reform of SSC in 2010 that restructured overseas aid institutions, aligned SSC with national development and foreign policy agenda, and increased the funding for SSC initiatives. By scrutinising Indonesia’s experience, the transition can be explained by understanding the relationship between political institutions and the configuration of domestic interests. A more pragmatic approach to SSC is influenced by the growing interests of domestic actors in SSC policies. Confronted with such situation, emerging Southern powers are unable to justify SSC and to confirm their new status as donor country by echoing the values of South-South solidarity.

Dr. Poppy S. Winanti is a lecturer at the International Relations Department and Vice Dean for Research, Cooperation, Community Service and Alumni Affairs, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Her research interests cover the WTO and the future of the Doha Round; conflict and political economy of natural resources and extractive industries; and governance in global political economy. She holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Her PhD thesis focuses on developing countries’ compliance and noncompliance with the TRIPs Agreement. She holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and BA in International Relations from UGM.

Her recent publications include 50 Years of Amity and Enmity: The Politics of ASEAN Cooperation as one of the editors with Muhammad Rum (2017); Extractive Industry, Policy Innovations and Civil Society Movement in Southeast Asia: An Introduction (co-edited with A. Savirani and H. Hanif, 2017); “How far can Indonesia Go? Utilizing TSIA on the Would-be TPP Impact for Indonesia” (with R. N.Arfani, 2017), in Paradigm Shift in International Economic Law Rule-Making (eds. J. Chaisse et. al); “The ‘Bandung Spirit’ and Solidarist Internationalism” in Australian Journal of International Affairs (with H. Weber, 2016); “Towards an Integrated Aid for Trade and Trade Facilitation Framework: Logistics Management Reform in Indonesia” in Ritsumeikan Annual Review of International Studies (with R. N. Arfani, 2016); “Policy Coordination and Consultation in Indonesia” in Strategic Review (with R. Saner, 2015).

Poppy S. Winanti was the Director of the Center for World Trade Studies (CWTS) UGM (2015-16) and the Head of International Relations Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM (2016). She also served as one of the project coordinators in the Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub for Better Governance on Extractive Industries, jointly managed by the Research Centre for Politics and Government (PolGov) UGM and the Revenue Watch Institute/Natural Resource Governance Institute (2013-15).

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Transforming Globalisation, Trans-nationalising City: A Case on Yogyakarta/Indonesia (JOG.ID), a Southern Perspective of International Relations

With Riza Noer Arfani

(Chair-holder of the WTO Chairs Programme at the Center for World Trade Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada)

The presentation is based on a research project entitled “city and globalization” (2012) conducted by a group of scholars at the Institute of International Studies (IIS), Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada. It aims at exploring major elements of city development which intertwines with globalization phenomena as shown in scores of creative city projects in Indonesia (designated under UNESCO Creative Cities initiative), including that of Yogyakarta. Study on globalization itself has been one of the Department’s key themes which has then been the major feature of the Institute’s IPE (International Political Economy) and Development research cluster. Hence the project considers “city” as an important part of global transformation processes which involve political, security, economic, socio-demographic, cultural and environmental dimensions. Points to be further explored include city as seen from globalization study, global cities and their roles as a sub-national system in a globalizing world, city diplomacy, city branding and marketing, city and creative economy and city economic development (via cultural quarter & sustainable development practices).

Riza Noer Arfani is Chair-holder of the WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) at the Center for World Trade Studies (CWTS) Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Indonesia (since 2010). He has been with the Center since its foundation in 2008 as Executive Secretary (2008-12) and Director (2013-4). His official affiliation is the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM where he serves as Lecturer (since 1993), Department/Academic Secretary (1999-2007), and Researcher and Director at the Department’s Institute of International Studies (since 2008 and July 2018 respectively). Topics and issues of interest include international trade, environment, and governance and conflict management. He engages international relations as his major academic backgrounds, i.e. bachelor degree (1987-92) at UGM, non-degree of Asian studies (1991) at Sophia University, masters degree (1996-8 as a Fulbright scholar) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and doctoral degree at the Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University (2014-8).

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