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Profile of Institute for Crisis Study

and Alternative Development Strategy


Indonesian economy is being driven toward integration into the global free market economy. The integration process is signified by many signing of either regional or international trade agreement and government's rules and regulations to attract foreign capital. This demonstrates that capitalism as the only available economic system is widely accepted.

However, one should notice that capitalism lives through the creation of scarcity, that is through the creation crisis. It can then be said that capitalism is the crisis itself. In this regard, the world economy in general and the Indonesian economy in particular are prone to crisis. Here, the economic crisis is defined as a structural disruption in the economic system. As every society has a great dependence on the economy, the impact of the economic crisis cannot be localized; it spreads wide to other sectors of society ranging from money devaluation, high rate of unemployment, food scarcity, environmental pollution or damage, up to marginalization of social class, ethnic, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and so on.


Admittedly, there are a lot of researches and studies on economic crisis and its social-political impacts on society. However, most of the conducted researches and studies on these issues saw the economic crisis and its impacts from the standpoint of the state as one of the global players in the world economy, instead of the victim of the economic crisis: the people. The economic crisis is then viewed as a result of the invisible hand or the (global) market dynamic. Thus, such research and studies fail to recognize the root of the problem which causes the economic crisis, namely capitalism.


On the other hand, however, research on how the people cope with the crisis in their daily live and – more importantly – research on an alternative model of economic system to capitalism are still a rarity. That is why we think that research on these subjects is highly relevant and should be developed and intensified to look for other possibilities. In order to answer this challenge, the Institute for Crisis Study and Alternative Development Strategy was established on November 28th 2008.

The Institute for Crisis Study and Alternative Development Strategy is a social research institute which focuses itself on social scientific research around the economic crisis and its social-political impacts on society. The Institute is a scientific social research institute; it aims to collect, analyze, and provide data as well as tools of analysis and scientific information for academia, the government, and the society.

In order to achieve our aims, The Institute for Crisis Study and Alternative Development Strategy is supported by management, research and training and development team. Our Management Team  are:


Board of Founder


Irwansyah, MA.






Anwar Ma'ruf



Ken Budha Kusumandaru

Executive Director


Tommy Ardian Pratama, MA.

Program Manager


Y. Wasi Gede Puraka, S.Sos.

Training & Development Manager


M. Ridha, S.Sos.

Operational Manager


Ayudya Fajri Anzas, S.Sos


Our Research Team are:


Ruth Indiah Rahayu, SIP.

Desmiwati, MA.


And Our Training & Development Team are:


Rulas Lebardo, S.Sos.

Elizabeth Koesrini, S,Sos.

Dian Anshar, MA.



Below are list of our personnel writings:

1. Why we need a comprehensive social protection -Indonesia case.

2. Social Protection as an Ideological Articulation.