12 Dicembre 2022 - 12:00 / 13:30
405, Viale Romania
Speaker: Noory Okthariza; Alif Satria; Dandy Rafitrandi , Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
The three presenters are researchers from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia. They are visiting Luiss as part of the PRODIGEES network, an initiative that Promotes Research on Digitalisation in Emerging Powers and Europe towards Sustainable Development.
For more information, see the following link: PRODIGEES: Promoting Research on Digitalisation in Emerging Powers and Europe Towards Sustainable Development (idos-research.de)
Discourse, Ideas, and Policy: The Making of Data Protection Policy in Indonesia
By Noory Okthariza
This article examines the development of discursive narratives around the making of the Data Protection Law (Undang-Undang Perlindungan Data Pribadi, or UU PDP) in Indonesia between 2019 and 2022. Using discourse institutionalism, it explores the genesis of this policy, how and why this policy came to be, and the factors behind actors’ interests. We analyse our case to build a connection between two conceptual building blocks. Rather than seeing discursive action as a choice between coordinative and communicative strategies, this article posits there is a need to view discourse as a fluid, interactive, and dynamic construct, making it possible to shift from one strategy to another. One reason for this is the presence of exogenous factors; that is, independent elements that recast the path of discourse itself. In this article, this externality pertains to a series of personal data breaches that took place during the discussion of the proposed Data Protection Law. These breaches created influential dynamics that eventually led to the bill being passed into law.
Understanding the Threat of Online Radicalization in Indonesia: A 2018 Snapshot
By Alif Satria
This study provides an empirical analysis of the trends and impact of online radicalization among jihadists in Indonesia. In doing so, it builds a novel database using court documents, police reports, and media sources that trace the radicalization process of 189 Indonesian jihadists who were arrested in 2018. It finds that online radicalization is not as prevalent of a threat in Indonesia as many perceive. Not only does most radicalization occur offline, but most online radicalization was only possible when done in conjunction with offline dynamics. While those who are radicalized online do connect with groups faster and plan more attacks, they are always relegated to menial group positions and have a higher chance of failure in executing their attacks. Hence despite jihadists’ growing use of the internet, counter-radicalization programs should still focus much of their effort on addressing radicalization dynamics occurring in offline spaces such as mosques, private Quran readings, and workplaces.
Keywords: Terrorism, Radicalization, Online Radicalization, Indonesia
The EU-Indonesia Economic Cooperation in the Twin Green & Digital Transition
By Dandy Rafitrandi
The economic relations between Indonesia and the EU are punching below their weight. However, both parties recognize the importance of improving economic and strategic partnerships on various platforms given the “deglobalisation” trend and recent geopolitical friction. The study delves into the current economic ties between Indonesia and the EU and how they are changing amidst the twin green and digital transitions. Furthermore, some extension on contentious issues such as trade-climate, and down streaming policy will also be explored as challenges in elevating the strategic partnership and building trust. Based on the analysis, the EU is an untapped potential partner that could help Indonesia speed up its economic transformation through sustainable investment and technological transfer. At the same time, the EU needs to build more bridges and get more involved in the region to reach its strategic goals and help the rapid economic growth in the area.