Publications

"The 'New Perspective' Spreads Its Wings!"

(in Indonesian language)

In 1994 the political televison talkshow "Perspektif" with the moderator Wimar Witoelar became a hit among viewers. However, the Suharto regime disliked the programe and banned it shortly after. Yet only one month after that "Perspektif" re-emerged again, this time on the radio and in newspapers. To this day a weekly radio program is being broadcast and reprinted in several Indonesian newspapers. Freedom of speech, a key to democracy, is guaranteed in 2005. This publication was supported by KAS and emphasizes the role of the "New Perspective" in building the Indonesian democracy. It contains the edited texts of the radio interviews with numerous representatives of Indonesian public life on current or basic political questions of Indonesian domestic politics.

Privatization of the Electricity, Oil and Gas Sectors

Existing Law, Government Policy and Privatization Practice in Indonesia (in Indonesian language)

Volume 1 of the series "Studies of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia" (MKRI), written bei members of the Research and Studies' Center of the MKRI unter the guidance of Winarno Yudho.

A Portrait of Contemporary Indonesian Islam

This book contains the contributions of a seminar on "A Portrait of Contemporary Indonesian Islam: Remapping and Responding to the Worldwide Social Agenda", which took place in December 2004 in Jakarta and was jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Center for Languages and Cultures (CLC) of the State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta (UIN). A wide range of contemporary developments in Indonesian Muslim society are discussed in detail and in a pluralistic way. This publication intends to answer the question of why dialogue with Islam is important and why Indonesian Islam deserves world-wide attention.

Dynamics and Capacity of Local Parliaments in the Democratic Political System

(in Indonesian language)

Both the development of a democratic political system and the implementation of decentralization in Indonesia have not succeeded yet. In many cases local parliaments even turned into bad models because they lack institutional structures and efficient strategies to guarantee their political influence. However, changes to the political system can only be made successfully if the development of local parliaments and decentralization policy go hand in hand. In order to achieve this status enormous efforts have to be made so that a functioning political "circle configuration" can be reached.

Indonesia Today: Problems and Perspectives

Politics and Society Five Years into Reformasi

In this book the Indonesian cooperation partners of KAS undertake an attempt to appraise the reform process in this country in the areas of politics, law, economics, religion, and society in general. The huge range of issues dealt with in this publication includes topics such as the role of international actors in Indonesia's democratization, the future of the legal reform process, successes and problems of regional autonomy, the potential of small and medium enterprises for Indonesian economic recovery, NGOs as a power factor, the future of inter-religious relations from a non-Muslim viewpointand others. The authors provide readers with insights into highly complex subjects each of which will become decisive for the future of this country.

Capacity Building: The Budget Function of Local Parliaments

(in Indonesian language)

Volume 3 of a series of four guidebooks for newly elected councillors of provincial, district and city parliaments

People's Representative in the New Democratic Order

(in Indonesian language)

Volume 1 of a series of four guidebooks for newly elected councillors of provincial, district and city parliaments

Public Accountability and the Supervisory Function of Local Parliaments

(in Indonesian language)

Volume 4 of a series of four guidebooks for newly elected councillors of provincial, district and city parliaments

The Legislative Function of Local Parliaments

(in Indonesian language)

Volume 2 of a series of four guidebooks for newly elected councillors of provincial, district and city parliaments

Dialogue in the World Disorder

A Response to the Threat of Unilateralism and World Terrorism

This book is a compilation of articles presented at the seminar on „Inter-cultural Dialogue for a New Global Equilibrium: Constraints and Possibilities”, organized by the Center for Languages and Cultures (CLC) of the State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta in collaboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Jakarta in October 2003. The event derived from the initiative of various parties who acknowledge the need to build dialogue among nations, religions and cultures. This book offers various perspectives on how the world should deal with the emergence of conflicts and wars which have in many ways increased the current global tension.