Seminar: Jakarta Gubernatorial Election of 2017: Identity, Personality, and Incumbency Factors


About the Seminar

This presentation will discuss several main variables/factors which affected voting behaviour in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election of 2017. The focus will be, among others, on three main variables: the role of identity politics, the importance of personality and psychological factors, and the challenged incumbency effect. The analysis will be based on SMRC’s surveys’ data and exit polls of the first and second round of the election. Reflection on implication will also include the short and middle term impact of this local election in Indonesian politics, particularly on 2018 simultaneous local elections and 2019 national elections

About the Speaker

Djayadi Hanan is a Lecturer of Political Science at Paramadina University in Jakarta where he also serves as Director of The University’s Institute for Education Reform (IER). Besides that, Djayadi is an Executive Director of Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC), a leading political research and polling institute in the country. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Ohio State University as well as Master degrees both from Ohio University and Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Djayadi has served as Director of Research and Services at Paramadina University Jakarta, Senior Researcher with the The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) – Indonesia, and researcher at the Ohio State University and the Ministry of Regional Autonomy of the Republic of Indonesia. In 2012, he resided in Harvard Kennedy School as a research fellow where he conducted research on multiparty presidential democracy in developing countries. His main fields of expertise include the role of education in democratic cultures, legislative and executive interaction at the local, regional and national level, and student and religious movements during democratization processes. As a political scientist, Djayadi publishes articles in several journals and writes extensively in Indonesian major newspapers. As a political commentator he has been interviewed by major national televisions, radios, and printed media in Indonesia and overseas. His latest book (Mizan, 2014) is entitled: “Menakar Presidensialisme Multipartai di Indonesia” (Understanding Multiparty Presidentialism in Indonesia).


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May 22 2017


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 2