Bureaucracy	and	Development:	Reflections	from	the	Indonesian	Water	Sector
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Bureaucracy and Development: Reflections from the Indonesian Water Sector

by Diana Suhardiman

The fall of the New Order government in 1998 and the political reform that followed posed substantial challenges for Indonesia's bureaucracy to continue fulfilling its mandate. This book analyses the process of bureaucratic reform in the irrigation sector. Using Irrigation Management Transfer policy as the entry point for analysis, it documents and analyses the irrigation bureaucracy's ability to sustain its power and prominence in the sector's development, amidst and against national and international pressures for reform.
The book argues that bureaucratic reform in the irrigation sector, rather than attempting to change the bureaucracy's functioning in the image of national and global (good) governance perspectives and priorities, should instead focus on linking the irrigation bureaucracy's everyday practice more effectively with farmers' needs and aspirations. Reform efforts of the past decades show that Indonesia's irrigation sector development cannot be redirected without the irrigation bureaucracy's knowledge, experience and cooperation, and without strengthening its downward accountability to farmer-irrigators.

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Preliminary pages
1. Introduction
2. The Indonesian State in Transition
3. The Irrigation Agency's Contested Bureaucratic Identity
4. IMT in Indonesia: A Changing Policy Game
5. The Struggle on the Principles of IMT under the WATSAL Programme
6. Regional Governments and IMT Policies
7. IMT and Water Distribution Practices in the Kulon Progo District
8. Conclusions
References
Index
About the Author

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  • Number of Pages : 281
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 390g
  • Product Code : 9789814459709
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Diana Suhardiman

Diana Suhardiman is Researcher-Social Scientist at the International Water Management Institute, IWMI Southeast Asia Regional Office, Vientiane