Business Networking Within Political Policy of Coal Mining in Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan Province

M. Uhaib As’ad, Agus Suryono, Saleh Soeaidy, Bambang Santoso Haryono


Business networking within political policy of coal mining in Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan Province has become the policy issues of coal mining management because it is as the conspiracy instrument to build business patronage (economic) and political power through local election (pilkada).  Involvement of actors (coal mining businessmen) behind the local election have reflected the conspiracy form of business interest and politics within political landscape in political capitalization and procedural democracy. Business networking within political policy of mining which has been built at local actors involving central actors and apparatus ocnum from local level until central level as the structured networking. Political policy of mining stayed on central of transactional politic within local election and patronage of economic and politics. These can be seen in the coal mining management system, especially related with publishing process of mining business licensing . Thus, resolving a bad coal mining practice or the profanity of political policy of coal mining in Government of Tanah Bumbu Regency should be important to make the policy with more people interest-oriented. Policy or regulation made is not only profitable for the mining businessmen and other interest group, but also profitable for people. Transparency and accountability should become more rational consideration and mutual mechanism for all parties, so these can increase the welfare of local people by management of abundant mining. Study and review is very important to give an evaluation of the business network in the political policy of coal mining in recent decades. Political content and spirit of the new mining policy reflects an understanding that policy is very different from the public interest. As such, it has the potential to bring substantial changes, not only in the role of political elites and public administration nationally, but the relation between the state and society. However, this study discusses the business network in politics mining policy centered on the elite and businessmen in the system of political-administrative Indonesia as two factors that hamper the implementation of political policies coal mining effective and transparent

Keywords: Political Policy, Business Networking of Coal Mining.

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