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)

Reinventing Public Administration: Local Poverty Coping Policy Viewed From Javanese Cultural Perspective

Authors
Rutiana Dwi Wahyunengseh, Sri Hastjarjo, Marlupi Julianingrum
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Rutiana Dwi Wahyunengseh
Available Online March 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aapa-18.2018.48How to use a DOI?
Keywords
local public administration, poverty policy-based on local cultural value, post-modern theory, theory of public administration, NVIVO analysis
Abstract
This article aims to explain the contribution of Javanese cultural perspective as supporting and inhibiting factors in the implementation of poverty coping policy, as a part of public administration reinventing strategy. The performance of poverty coping policy is one of public administration affairs. This idea builds on an assumption that the development of recent studies on public administration is inseparable from the focus of public service performance measurement and governance orientation. Therefore, this study assumes that its performance success and failure indicate “how appropriate is the policy model implemented? How does the explanation of the interrelationship between local environment variable contribute to the model appropriateness?. This study was a qualitative research conducted in one medium city in Central Java Province, Indonesia using case study method. The informants of research were Local Apparatus Organization, Local Poverty Coping Coordination Team, and society. The preference of informant about the implementation of poverty coping policy was explored using open-ended interview, document study, and observation. Interpretive inquiry was used to identify the contribution of Javanese cultural values that are incentive and disincentive in nature to the achievement of poverty alleviation goal. Categorical data and analysis on the interrelationship between information groups were analyzed and visualized in the model using NVIVO program. Theory used was ethical theory of public administration to explore the meaning of words, attitude, and behavior of local government and poverty policy recipients. The research found that local cultural values can be eroded by procedural and formality aspects of the measurement of poverty policy performance indicator. There is a shift of poor status’s meaning among the society. Consequently, poverty coping program potentially perpetuates the poverty status itself. The theoretical contribution of this article was that it presented autocratic analysis of poverty coping policy model deriving from national government. The result of analysis was used to propose a poverty coping policy implementation based on local Javanese culture. The practical contribution of this article was that it provided the revitalization of poverty coping policy based on local Javanese cultural values.
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