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Workshop ‘New Law, New Villages: Changing Rural Indonesia’

Thursday 19 May 2016 - Friday 20 May 2016

On 19 and 20 May 2016 this workshop will discuss a new type of village studies in Indonesia. The 2014 Village Law will likely cause a considerable change in the character of village governance and leadership  in the coming years.  KITLV aims to develop a research program that studies this change across Indonesia in a comparative manner: what will be the impact of Indonesia’s Village Law on the character of villages and their role in Indonesia’s economic and political development? The workshop organizers invite papers on empirical research in villages, for example on changing village leadership, the politicization of village life, or state-society relations at village level.  The workshop will take place in Leiden and is organized by KITLV in collaboration with Leiden University’s Van Vollenhoven Institute and the Asian Modernities and Traditions program (AMT), and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo (NCHR).

Jacqueline Vel (VVI and KITLV), Ward Berenschot (KITLV) and Aksel Tømte (NCHR)

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