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Doctoral Degree Program

The Postgraduate School of Political Science FISIP UI



The Vision of the Postgraduate School of Political Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (FISIP-UI) is:

            The Postgraduate School of Political Science, University of Indonesia becomes the center of excellence for education and development as well as a key research center of political science in Indonesia that orients to contemporary political issues, which becomes the major supporter of world-class research university.


The Missions of the Postgraduate School of Political Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (FISIP-UI) are:

·         to educate, train, improve and study political science for those who are engaged in the politics-related fields.

·         to evaluate and develop the study program curriculum in a continuous and sustainable manner in order to adjust with the public’s needs as well as the progress in political science.

·         to develop human resources in the study program by assisting and facilitating the teaching staff to gain study opportunity in order to achieve advanced academic title and skills.

·         to reform and improve the quality of general administration, academic, and financial systems at the level of study program


The Vision and Missions are elaborated into 4 (Four) Goals of the Program, which include:

  • To produce Doctors of Political Science who possess high competence and are able to use their knowledge and skills of their expertise to solve complicated problems faced by the nation/country, including those that require cross-cutting discipline approaches and are able to compete in international level.
  • To produce graduates that possess scientific perspective and basic capability as well as technical skills that are required in order to adjust and/or create a new methodology.
  • To produce graduates that master theories, concepts as well as paradigm that are in line with their expertise so that they are open and responsive to the advancement of science, culture and technology as well as issues that prevail in the society.
  • To produce graduates who are able to communicate their ideas and their innovation, either with the expert groups of the same field or with public at large.



Duration of Study : Minimum 6 (six) semester followed with 50 SKS




  • Philosophy and Methodology of Science
  • Indonesian Development Politics: Political Cleavages
  • Indonesian Political Development : Bureaucracy
  • Islamic Political Thought in Indonesia
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Method
  • Political Changes and Economic Development
  • Problems of Democracy
  • Dissertation






1.      SIP                     Philosophy and Methodology of Science

         This subject aims at understanding analytically and in depth logical framework, functions, scientific method and its moral foundations as well as the implication of its relationship with ”theory building” that becomes the prerequisite for becoming a doctoral candidate. Therefore, the subject is divided into 2 (two) parts. The first part discusses several scientific paradigms such as epistemology of science with its models; dualistic structural dimension as well as hermeneutic of text and social reality. The second part discusses relationship and theoretical implication of scientific paradigms in political science; the impact of objectivity of science in the theories of political science; paradigm of universal western science and its impact to developing countries as well as the roles of moral and ethics in science, based on some examples of doctoral researches in Indonesia and Asia.



2.      SIP                     Islamic Political Thoughts in Indonesia      

         This subject gives students an understanding to various perspectives Islamic political thoughts that influence the development of politics and civil society in Indonesia, since the establishment of this Republic until now. The themes include political thoughts of Islam Left, Nationalism of Islam, Liberal Islam, fundamentalism of Islam. By comprehending these thoughts, the students are expected to be have foundations in analyzing correlation and influence between Islamic thoughts and the state and civil society in Indonesia.  (Prerequisite: Islamic Political Thoughts)



3.      SIP91003           Problems of Democracy

         This subject discusses the development of thoughts and implementation of democracy since the beginning of 16th century until contemporary age. This subject will discuss problems that are really related to democracy, such as freedom, equality, justice, representation, people’s sovereignty and human rights.  This subject is divided into 2 parts; First, it discusses the development of democracy until the era of 1950-s; Secondly, it discusses the thoughts of political philosophers on contemporary democracy since the era of 1960s in responding to the issues of justice, freedom and the role of the state as well as various issues that are against the principles and values of democratic life (the dark side of democracy).



4.      SIP92001           Indonesian Development Politics: Political Cleavages

         This subject discusses the progress of political development in Indonesia, focusing on the existence and role of political cleavages in Indonesia, such as the dynamics of party system, labors, civil society, and bureaucracy, Islam as political and military power.



5.      SIP92002           Indonesian Political Development:  Bureaucracy 

         This subject aims at discussing the correlation between political development and bureaucracy. This subject consists of 3 (three) parts, namely theoretical approaches; empirical comparative approaches and topical study on Indonesia. In the first part, theories on the state and bureaucracy conservative; liberal; structuralist; neo-Marxist and Marxist perspectives will be discussed. Also theory of the state and bureaucracy from the perspectives of Barrington Moore and Skocpol will be discussed. This will lead to the second part, which is comparative empirical study on prominent countries such as France, China, Russia, United States, Japan, and Malaysia. Then, the third part will discuss the study of bureaucracy in Indonesia, from pre colonial era until now with topical and regional cases. 



6.      SIP92003           Political Changes and Economic Development

         This subject is a combination between understanding political changes, economic development and studying economy politics itself. The policy of economy politics is full of conflicts, contradiction and ambiguity that resulted economy and politics itself. The convergence between politics and economy raises question about freedom, security, order, sovereignty, fairness, and democracy. This subject will discuss how political changes correlate with economic and political development. Then, how to understand the approaches and theories of changes, development and theory of economy politics. This study will discuss theory of economy politics that focus on state centered, power centered, market centered, justice centered paradigm. In each discussion, the approaches are also seen from gender perspective.



7.      SIP91002           Qualitative and Quantitative Research Method    

         This subject aims at improving the students’ ability to create and criticize research design that is methodologically good. This subject primarily discusses methods and techniques in the qualitative and quantitative research as well as their strengths and weaknesses. It also discusses alternative and contemporary approaches that currently are widely used, along with the examples of existing political researches.



8.      SIP93000           Dissertation







  1. Prof. Dr. Maswadi Rauf, MA
  2. Prof. Dr. Iberamsjah, MS
  3. Prof. Dr. Amir Santoso, M.Soc.Sci
  4. Prof. Burhan Magenda, Ph.D
  5. Prof. Ahmad Suhelmi, MA, Ph.D
  6. Chusnul Mar’iyah, Ph.D
  7. Dr. Valina Singka, M.Si
  8. Julian Aldrin Pasha, MA, Ph.D



  1. Dr. Isbodroini Suyanto, MA (Visiting Senior Lecturer)
  2. Dr. Dedy Nur Hidayat (Visiting Lecturer)
  3. Iwan Gardono, Ph.D (Visiting Lecturer)
  4. Dr. Roosmalawati Rusman (Visiting Lecturer)
  5. Dr. Haryatmoko (Visiting Lecturer)
  6. Dr. Ahyar Lubis (Visiting Lecturer)
  7. Dr. Ignatius Wibowo (Visiting Lecturer)