Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Maryke van Diermen is a researcher in International development. She is an Indonesian social policy specialist. Her main expertise span the areas of the political economy of policy making, the politics of inclusion, governance, social protection and poverty reduction. She is currently completing her PhD in International Development at the University of Adelaide.
Maryke is currently completing her PhD exploring social protection reform in Indonesia. Her thesis reflects her specialisation in the areas of social policy, policy reform and political economy. Her primary research goal is directed towards understanding the political underpinnings of social protection reform in Indonesia. In particular, it examines the competing coalitions involved in policy discourse within social protection. In doing so, it explores three areas of social protection in Indonesia: food security, social security and cash transfers. These three areas are studied over several time periods, including the New Order, Asian Financial Crisis and Post-New Order. This demonstrates how key actors and agendas have changed overtime and how this has led to reforms within social protection policy.
In 2012 Maryke worked as a Research Intern with The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K) in Jakarta. TNP2K is attached to the office of the Vice President of Indonesia established to coordinate the acceleration of poverty reduction across all sectors and stakeholders at the central level. During her time with TNP2K she produced several reports. Furthermore, she attend numerous meetings with the Government of Indonesia, NGOs, unions and other stakeholders. This gave her in-depth insight into the policy making process in Indonesia.
In 2014 Maryke began her PhD fieldwork in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her fieldwork was conducted in collaboration with SMERU, an independent Indonesian research institute in Jakarta, studying pro-poor social and economic policy and development programs. During her time with SMERU, she participated in various seminars, workshops, meetings and conferences. Her time with SMERU was used to conduct 92 interviews with the government, NGOs, international donors, unions and beneficiaries.
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD Candidate in International Development 2011 - 2011 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours in Environmental Policy and Management (SubPlan: Development Studies) with First Class Honou 2007 - 2010 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor Degree in Development Studies 2007 - 2010 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management
Year Citation 2016 Rosser, A. J., & van Diermen, M. (2016). Beyond Predatory Productivism? The Political Economy of Welfare Capitalism in Post-New Order Indonesia. Asia Review, 5(2), 157-182. 2016 Van Diermen, M., & Rosser, A. (2016). 약탈적 생산주의를 넘어: 신질서체제 이후 인도네시아의 복지자본주의 정치경제. Asia Review, 5(2), 157-182. 2016 Rosser, A., & van Diermen, M. (2016). Law, democracy and the fulfilment of socioeconomic rights: insights from Indonesia. Third World Quarterly, 37(2), 336-353.
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