Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

Elitism in Policy Planning on Village Government

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283831,
        author={A  Kumalasari and D G Suharto and R H Haryanti},
        title={Elitism in Policy Planning on Village Government},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WESTECH},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={elitism; policy planning; village government},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283831}
    }
    
  • A Kumalasari
    D G Suharto
    R H Haryanti
    Year: 2019
    Elitism in Policy Planning on Village Government
    WESTECH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283831
A Kumalasari1,*, D G Suharto1, R H Haryanti1
  • 1: Departement of Public Administration, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: ana_kumala.sari1@student.uns.ac.id

Abstract

Ideally, policy presents as a public preference or simply it is public goods, even in the smallest scope like the villager. However, the reality is that some policies of village governance have many disadvantageous to the villager. As a sample is in the Cikeruh Village regarding the recommendation letter of Cikeruh village Head about the flat house construction. The policy has caused pro and contra side among the villager, because the villager was surprised by the construction of an apartment and not flat house like before in letter recommendation, and some people in AMDAL zone did not feel involved in any discussion from the beginning related to the construction of the flat house. Village government plays an important role in mediating villagers with other stakeholders to make policy by involving the villager in every policy process from start to finish not otherwise dominating the policy process with others to get personal or group interests. The secondary data is collected through the study of the documentation in particular to documents related to the recommendation letter of the head of Cikeruh village about the flat house construction. The conclusion is that the villager is entitled to participate in any existing policy process. This research is intended to provide recommendation to the village governance to be wiser in policy process by involving the villager appropriate with the portion already regulated by the law.