Articles - Poppy S. Winanti

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: To join or not to join?

16 May 2016

Trade-Pacific Partnership the (TPP), billed as among the biggest trade deals in history, against all odds, was concluded on Oct. 5 despite the fact that weeks prior to the conclusion sharp differences were prevalent among its participating countries on crucial aspects. The 12 countries (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Vietnam) agreed to conclude the first...
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To ratify or not to ratify? Is that the question?

16 May 2016

Trade facilitation is the only trade agenda that has survived from the WTO Ministerial Conference in Singapore, which was held back in 1996. The trade negotiation agendas, which are well known as 'the Singapore Issues', consist of trade and investment, trade and competition policy, transparency in government procurement and trade facilitation. While other agenda items were taken off the table after the Doha Ministerial...
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Jungfrau the Top of Europe: Between Heaven and Earth, Switzerland

13 Feb 2012

It takes approximately 5 hours from Geneva to Jungfraujoch Region by train and there’s no direct train for this route. To get there one needs to take a train to Interlaken Ost via Bern. The earliest train from Geneva to Bern is at 4.56 am. Initially I intended to take the first train so I could arrive at Jungfraujoch as early as possible. However, I then changed my mind since I was hoping to sense a glimpse of the scenery on the...
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External Pressures or Domestic Politics: Explaining Change in Developing Countries' Intellectual Property Legislation

03 Jan 2012

Poppy S. Winanti PhD Thesis – University of Glasgow Abstract This thesis aims to explain the change in developing countries’ intellectual property legislation as a response to their Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) obligations. When the TRIPs Agreement was negotiated during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade talks, developing countries resisted its adoption because of their different domestic...
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10 Tahun Pasca Orde Baru: Indonesia dalam Konteks Ekonomi Politik Global

27 Dec 2011

Cukup banyak kalangan yang berkeluh-kesah bahwa reformasi selama 10 tahun ini tidak menghasilkan perubahan yang signifikan baik bagi proses demokrasi maupun kesejahteraan bangsa. Berangkat dari pijakan yang berbeda, tulisan ini justru dilandasi dengan asumsi bahwa kemandekan, kebuntuan, atau jalan di tempatnya proses reformasi yang telah berjalan selama 10 tahun sebenarnya bukan merupakan sesuatu yang mengejutkan. Karena jika...
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Melacak Asal-Usul Neoliberalisme

24 Dec 2011

Neoliberalisme. Kata yang kerap menjadi sumber kontroversi pada beberapa dasawarsa terakhir. Para pengusungnya percaya bahwa neoliberalisme merupakan satu-satunya jalan menuju kemakmuran dunia. Di sisi lain, neoliberalisme juga menjadi sasaran kritik dan dituding sebagai sumber kehancuran dan degradasi berbagai aspek kehidupan. Oleh karena itu, menarik untuk memahami asal usul, sejarah kelahiran, maupun perdebatan di seputar...
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