Dam construction analysis in Indonesia

A public policy view

  • Dessy Lay Civil Servant of Kupang City Government, Indonesia
  • Alo Liliweri Public Administration Faculty, Postgraduate Program, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang, Indonesia
  • Ajis Salim Adang Djaha Public Administration Faculty, Postgraduate Program, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang, Indonesia
Keywords: Project, Conflict, Government, Public Policy, Dam Construction


Dam construction project will bring benefits to people, especially for those who live in the dry area. Pragmatically, government policy to build a dam in a dry area was a wise decision. However, this was curious if the citizens rejected the policy. The phenomenon occurred in Indonesia. This study examined the phenomenon that has happened in Kupang, as a dry city in Indonesia. The aims of this study were to reveal Kupang city government policy related to dam construction project and to reveal factors that caused Kupang citizens rejected the policy. Method applied in this research was a descriptive qualitative method, while the basic theory of this research was public policy theory. The result showed that policy of Kupang City government was rejected because of the weakness of government social approach system itself.


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How to Cite
Lay, D., Liliweri, A., & Djaha, A. S. A. (2018). Dam construction analysis in Indonesia. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(2), 252-264. https://doi.org/10.29332/ijssh.v2n2.166