Kurniawan, Budi (2012) Technocrats versus Politicians: The Controversy Surrounding Oil Subsidy Policy in Indonesia. Discussion Paper. Jurusan Ilmu Pemerintahan Universitas Lampung. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Even though Indonesia is one of the largest oil producers, domestic productions do not meet the domestic oil demanded.In order to solve the crisis of energy security problem, President Yudhoyono in April 2012, based on the advice from technocrats both in the government and universities has promoted the reform policy in energy by reducing oil subsidy policy proposal in the short the term, and removing oil subsidy in the long term. However, there are some significance governance challenges in this policy. The most significant come from politicians. The other challenges also come from media owned by politicians and civil society. There are strong tensions in this issue between the scientific logic of economist (technocrats) and the political interest of the politicians to build an image as pro-poor politicians. On the other hand, the context of government in this policy issue is an exceedingly weak government with the lack of trust from the public due to corruption scandals. This paper will describe the controversy surrounding this policy. Furthermore, this paper also will discuss possible governance option under the President Yudhoyono era.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP) > Prodi Ilmu Pemerintahan
Depositing User: Budi Kurniawan
Date Deposited: 31 May 2020 06:26
Last Modified: 31 May 2020 06:26
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/21258

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