Research Activities

Established in 2009, the Research Center for Politics and Government (PolGov) is an institution under the management of the Department of Politics and Government (DPP) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISPOL), Universitas Gadjah Mada. PolGov is an institution with experience in research work, community service, and advocacy on political and government issues. Over time, changes in technology and communication that occur so quickly have an impact on changes in social relations, ways of producing and consuming technology, as well as the emergence of new values ​​that make it possible to process an activity into a diverse knowledge product.

PolGov is here to answer this challenge with its vision of “Knowledge Entrepreneurship Center”. Through this concept, PolGov seeks to collaborate research-based scientific work with technological sophistication so that it is able to produce knowledge on various platforms that can be accessed by anyone with a variety of backgrounds. Knowledge production is also supported by large and diverse social capital. Therefore, PolGov always synergizes with government and non-government institutions at the local, regional, national and international levels. PolGov is committed that all knowledge products produced are able to contribute to empowering the community, inspiring the community, advancing knowledge in the fields of politics and government, improving the quality of policies and public services by the government.

The name “PolGov” was chosen by referring to the summary of “politics” and “government” which are the scientific basis for all lectures, research, and community service activities within the DPP. The presence of PolGov also marks a model for managing research, advocacy, and publication in one institution. The combination of the three makes PolGov no longer limited as a research institution, but as a knowledge center that disseminates various research-based knowledge products.

Since 2016, PolGov has divided research, advocacy and publication activities into five topics. These five topics also become our area of ​​interest and expertise. We also place the five topics as a theoretical framework to determine the locus of study in accordance with scientific developments and contemporary political realities in Indonesia. The five topics of study are Power, Welfare, and Democracy, Local Politics, Natural Resource Management, Election Governance and Border Management.

Media and Publications

In order to disseminate the results of its activities, vision and mission, PolGov has a publication unit that is integrated with research, learning, community service and advocacy activities within the Department of Politics and Government. This unit professionally manages manuscripts from works of superior quality by the academic community, both students, lecturers, and researchers to be published into books, monographs and journals.

Products published by PolGov are presented to meet the needs of reference for researchers and academic literature for students in the fields of political science and government. PolGov publications also raise a number of contemporary issues in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, such as political movements and government dynamics that can also be utilized by the general public. In addition, this unit specifically manages two journals, namely the PCD Journal and the PolGov Journal.

The Publication Unit also has a media sub-division that manages a number of social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as TikTok owned by DPP. Not only that, responding to the pace of technological development, the way generations consume and produce knowledge, the media team also produces a number of content in the form of audio visuals independently, both for the sake of lecture materials, institutional exposure as well as to spread the vision and mission and values ​​that are believed to be. In short, the production of the media team is expected to amplify the results of research, advocacy and training as well as provide added value.

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