The main question of this study is how the politics of tourism development in the Situ Bagendit area is in the perspective of civil society. The theoretical foundation used in this paper is the concept of Civil Society expressed by Janoski (1998: 12) which states that the idea of civil society rests on intensive discourse between the four domains, namely the state, markets, public and private / private. To clarify the understanding of the main statements, it was elaborated through several conceptions about the politics of development and regional tourism with various variations. So that the good relations that are correlational in nature and the relevance between the politics of development are positive and the progress of regional tourism through an effective review of civil society implementation The role of the state is very effective by delegating ownership from the center to the district for the management of Situ Bagendit. In contrast, in the realm of the market there seems to be less contribution. There has not been a productive effort in the public domain for the development of this tourist attraction. Similarly, personal awareness to develop this tourism potential so that going International is still low. Every tourism potential can become a regional icon that is able to compete on an International scale. One of the strategies is with productive development politics in the synergy between the state and related institutions.