Indonesia’s Self Identity in the Development Assistance Policy through South South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC)

Lucke Haryo Saptoaji Prabowo(1*)

(1) Universitas Gadjah Mada
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This article aims to examine the link between self-identity and foreign policy, particularly focusing on how states self-identity is built and sustained through policy. Using Indonesian development assistance policy through South South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) as a case study, this article finds that Indonesia self-identifies as a middle power country with strong affiliation towards developing countries as a result of national role conception processes. This self-identity in turn are built and sustained through SSTC development assistance policy, due to the suitability of role obligations as a middle power country with the values carried by the act of providing development assistance, as well as the deeply rooted historical dynamics of SSTC development policy with developing country status.



identity; role; development assistance; South South and Triangular Cooperation; Indonesia

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