Ratri Istania, Ph.D

Peneliti Senior


Ratri Istania, Ph.D adalah peneliti senior di Populi Center. Selain sebagai peneliti senior, Ratri bekerja sebagai dosen tetap di Politeknik STIA LAN Jakarta. Kecintaan dia terhadap politik lokal membawa dirinya menggeluti permasalahan politik teritorial dan konflik etnis/identitas. Di luar politik pemerintahan lokal, Ratri menaruh perhatian besar terhadap politik Amerika Serikat, Asia Tenggara,  dan politik perempuan.

Minat Kajian:

Politik teritorial dan konflik etnis/identitas


  • Ph.D, Loyola University, Department of Political Science, 2019
  • M.Sc, Ohio University, Department of Political Science, 2006
  • S.IP,Universitas Padjadjaran, Ilmu Pemerintahan, 1999


2022Territorial Change and Conflict in Indonesia: Confronting the Fear of Secession,” London, New York: Routledge, 2022 (book manuscript).
2022The Struggling Aristocrats? Noble Families’ Diminishing Roles After Regional Splitting in Toraja, Southeast Asian Studies.
2021How Do Ethnic Groups Compete for a New Province in a Decentralised Indonesia, Asian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 29, Issue 5.
2020“When a Mayor Breaks the Gender Stereotypes: A Study of Tri Rismaharini Political Campaign Coverage,” manuscript submitted to Contemporary Southeast Asia Journal, first author, co-authorship with Faza Dhora Nailufar, MA, and Dr. Twyla Blackmond Larnell, 2020.
2019Dissertation on “Regional Proliferation and Conflict: The Case of Decentralization in Indonesia 2000-2014,” defended on April 24, 2019.
2017“Administrative Unit Proliferation and Ethnic Group Conflict: Understanding Proliferation Policy as a Channel to Obtain Provincial Status,” paper presented at Midwest Political Science Association (2017)
2017Bureaucracy Reforms and Regional Development, book published by Development Policy Institute, Trilogy University: Indonesia (2017).
2014Road Map: Bureaucracy Reform, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province 2013-2017,” PGSP UNDP Policy Issue Paper No.10 (2014)
2012“Towards Prosperous and Fair Local Autonomy: A Revision of Current Local Autonomy Model to Asymmetrical Model,” Jurnal Desentralisasi, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2012)
2012Managing Boundaries Policy Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste: the Vanishing Nationalism,” co-authored paper presented for American Society for Public Administration, managed by Indonesian Association of Public Administration, International Conference (2012)
2010Local Politics Dynamic: A Game Theory Perspective, book published by STIA LAN Press (2010)
2010“Cultural Dimension of Administrative Reforms,” co-author, prepared for the IIAS International Conference (2010)
2007 “Keys to Formulate Citizen’s Charter: A Guide to Local Government,” National Institute of Public Administration Republic of Indonesia (2007)
2007The Future Training Model for Public Officer,” National Institution of Public Administration Republic of Indonesia (2007)
2006Decentralization and Political Stability: A Comparison Between Nigeria and Indonesia,” master thesis (2006)


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