1. General Guidelines
    A research and publication unit established by DPP, PolGov is the department’s research institution. It has four major research clusters that are intended to complement the department’s curriculum:

    1) Local Politics and Regional Autonomy
    2) Parties, Elections, and Parliament
    3) Human Rights and Democracy
    4) Government Management Reform and Integrated Systems Development
    The Local Politics and Regional Autonomy cluster investigates and develops the practices of democratisation and good governance at the local level. Meanwhile, the Parties, Elections, and Parliament cluster focuses on the organisation and administration of political parties and electoral democracy, as well as the improvement of parliament’s representative function.

    DPP has diverse experiences with the issues of human rights and democracy. For example, it has conducted various research, advocacy, and publication activities related to these issues, including under the umbrella of the Power, Conflict, and Democracy programme (working with NOMA/NUFU Norway) and the Power Welfare, and Democracy programme (working with the Norwegian Embassy and the University of Oslo) between 2012 and 2017.

    The Government Management Reform and Integrated Systems Development cluster focuses on the administration of State institutions, as well as political policies and national government. In this, DPP has a proven reputation, as exemplified by the involvement of DPP academics in the formulation of constitutional amendments, laws, bylaws, and other national policies. Furthermore, DPP has a proud reputation for researching national institutions, including the presidency and state auxiliaries, and has used this track record as the basis for future research development.

  2. Partners
    DPP’s success in research cannot be separated from the support it has received from various institutions at the local, national, and international level. Institutions that have or are currently collaborating with DPP include: first, international partners: Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), University of Oslo, Universitas Adger, Universitas Utara Malaysia, International IDEA, Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), World Bank Institute, United Nations Development Programme, International Republican Institute (IRI), ISEAS Singapore, Australian National University,Second, at the National Level: Department of Domestic Affairs, National Agency for Border Management (BNPP), Regional Representatives Council of Indonesia, National Development Agency, General Elections Commission, TiFA Foundation, SMERU, Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia, Democratic Reform Support Program (DRSP), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

    Third, regional governments: Provincial Governments (Yogyakarta, Agency for Training and Education of East Java, Central Kalimantan), Municipal/Regency Governments (Yogyakarta, Bantul, Sleman, South Sorong, Samosir, Morowali, Pacitan, West Lampung, Kapuas, Pulang Pisau, Tidore Kepulauan, East Lombok, Puncak, Boven Digoel, East Flores, Biak Numfor, Wonosobo, Blitar, Purworejo, Grobokan, and Magelang), Provincial/Municipal/Regency Parliaments (North Maluku, South Sorong, Riau, Karangasem, Kaimana, Banjarnegara, Aceh, Central Halmahera, West Lombok, Sampang), and the regional government of Mentawai. Other partners have included LSI, the Agency for Regional Development Research (P3D) Yogyakarta, APEKSI, ADEKSI, and RRI Jogja. The following chart shows the partners who have worked with DPP since 2001.

  3. Collaboration Process


    1. Proposal is submitted by official letter addressed to the PolGov Chair, detailing the planned collaboration with PolGov.
    2. Decision of department administration is formally conveyed by the PolGov chair to the institution/individual backing the proposal.
    3. If proposed collaboration is approved, the PolGov chair and the appropriate research cluster team discuss the material and agreement.
    4. Collaboration agreement is ensconced within a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and affixed with a project proposal and budget. This MoU must be signed by the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, as the individual with the authority to represent the faculty, and by a representative of the partner institution/individual.