Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Conference of Asian Association for Public Administration: "Reinventing Public Administration in a Globalized World: A Non-Western Perspective" (AAPA 2018)

Mining Policy, Local Actors, And Local Election (Empirical Evidence From South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia)

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Muhammad Uhaib As'ad, Herman Murdiansyah
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Available Online March 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aapa-18.2018.25How to use a DOI?
Keywords
coal mining, local election, local actors, conspiracy, south kalimantan
Abstract
The purpose of this paper to describes the involvement of coal mining bosses in local elections and their impact on coal mine management policies and it’s impact on local political dynamics in South Kalimantran. South Kalimantan is known as an regency that has the potential of coal mining resources has made as an instrument of conspiracy or political transactional arena among actors to control political power through of regional head elections arena. A number of coal mining bosses in a number of regional head elections in South Kalimantan are involved as a sponsorship of political funds for certain candidates in local elections. The involvement of a number of coal mining bosses, economically and politically has made the chosen ruler a puppet of the capitalists has controlled government, especially in natural resource management policies The data collection in this study used in-depth interviews with local actors involved in the elections, such as coal mine bosses, local bureaucrats, community leaders, NGO activists, mass media and other interest groups.Thi study used a number of literature reviews, other research results, as well as journals that have relevance to the study. The implication of this research result can be explained that the involvement of a number of mining entrepreneurs in the elections has struck on government policy especially in mining management. The strengthening of the business and political conspiracy network between rulers and pengusha in patron-client pattern and business cronies. In addition, the mine entrepreneurs have repositioned themselves in power networks and behave as shadow governments and have the power to dictate the rulers of the elected regions in the gambling of power in electoral contestation.
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