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Local Governance and Contemporary Development in Indonesia: The Long Shadow of the Adat Law

Deijl, Claudia LU (2014)
Abstract
This thesis aims to retrace the effects of a traditional local governance institution on contemporary development in Indonesia. In Indonesia, community decisions are either taken by means of consensus building among the citizens (in a democratic way) or by the local elite or village head (which could be characterized as oligarchic). Using data on the community level from the Indonesian Family Life Survey, we find that oligarchic decision-making is negatively and significantly associated with household consumption as well as the percentage of households that has access to electricity, which are used as indicators for local development. Nevertheless, concerns remain that the respective governance forms may have emerged endogenously to... (More)
This thesis aims to retrace the effects of a traditional local governance institution on contemporary development in Indonesia. In Indonesia, community decisions are either taken by means of consensus building among the citizens (in a democratic way) or by the local elite or village head (which could be characterized as oligarchic). Using data on the community level from the Indonesian Family Life Survey, we find that oligarchic decision-making is negatively and significantly associated with household consumption as well as the percentage of households that has access to electricity, which are used as indicators for local development. Nevertheless, concerns remain that the respective governance forms may have emerged endogenously to development
levels in the past. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to retrace the effects of a traditional local governance institution on contemporary development in Indonesia. In Indonesia, community decisions are either taken by means of consensus building among the citizens (in a democratic way) or by the local elite or village head (which could be characterized as oligarchic). Using data on the community level from the Indonesian Family Life Survey, we find that oligarchic decision-making is negatively and significantly associated with household consumption as well as the percentage of households that has access to electricity, which are used as indicators for local development. Nevertheless, concerns remain that the respective governance forms may have emerged endogenously to development<br/>levels in the past.},
  author       = {Deijl, Claudia},
  keyword      = {Institutions,Long run development,Household data,Indonesia},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  title        = {Local Governance and Contemporary Development in Indonesia: The Long Shadow of the Adat Law},
  year         = {2014},
}