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Yoes C. Kenawas

Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; International Relations

Regional Specialization(s):  Asia

Subfield Specialties:  Asian Politics

Dissertation Title:

Dynasty Inc.: The Emergence and Endurance of Political Dynasties in Indonesia

Dissertation Committee:  Jeffrey A. Winters; Edward L. Gibson, and Rachel B. Riedl

Research Interest(s): Democratization; decentralization and subnational politics; state and society; the political economy of development; political anthropology.


  • Kenawas, Yoes C. 2019. Twenty Years After Suharto: Dynastic Politics and Signs of Subnational Authoritarianism. Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia.
  • Putri D.A., Nugraha L.K., Kenawas, Y.C., and Sinulingga, A. 2014. From Constituent to Consumer: The Strategy of Political Parties on TV. Centre for Innovation Policy and Governance, funded by TIFA Foundation. Jakarta: CIPG.
  • Kenawas, Yoes C. 2015. The Rise of Political Dynasties in a Democratic Society. Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS). Evanston: EDGS

Conference Presentations:

  • 2019 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, March 2019, "Dynastic Inc.: Towards an Organizational Theory of Dynastic Politics"
  • 2019 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Asia, April 2019, "Performative Acts in Indonesia’s Electoral Democracy"
  • The 7th International Symposium of Jurnal Antropologi Indonesia, July 2019, "Methodological Reflection: Observing Democracy Through Direct Participant Observation."
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