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Struggle for Resources Water: Analysis Conflict and Politics of Spatial Planning

Agus Lukman Hakim, Lala M. Kolopaking, Hermanto Siregar, Kumala Putri, Eka Intan
Published 2017

Abstract

Implementation of local government regulation on spatial planning in Pandeglang Regency faced many obstacles, such as conflict between residents and companies in the Village Cadasari, Pandeglang Regency. The purpose of this research is to identify struggle for resources and the involved parties as well as to analyze the failure factors of Pandeglang Local Government to implement the spatial policy. This study used a qualitative descriptive approach. The results of the study illustrated that there were conflicts between company's pros and cons. company' cons, led by kiyai (Islamic priest), were citizens and students whom negatively affected by the establishment of company that caused difficulties of water resources access for daily needs and irrigation. On the other hand, company's pros were Cadasari and Sukaindah village apparatus and some residents who wished to get benefit from increased employment opportunities supported by the Government of Pandeglang. The conflict was caused by the Local Government of Pandeglang who didn't act as regulator and conflict resolution mediator but defended the existence of company while ignored the spatial planning. This proved that spatial policy is not only about technical aspect but also political one.

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