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Paper ID: 222

Political Resistance in Environmental Management Policy of Cement Plant Construction

I F Zarkasi, D P Sudibyo and ‪R H Haryanti

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta


This study analyzes the political resistance in environmental management policy of cement plant construction in Kendeng Mountains. In 2014, the Regent of Pati issued a Decree of the Regent of Pati No. 660.1/4767/2014 concerning Environmental Permits for the construction of cement plants, on the other hand the communities around the Kendeng mountains that inhabit the area for a dozen years are worried about the planned construction of cement plants that will threaten the ecological balance of the Kendeng Mountains. Policies on environmental management in Indonesia changed with the issuance of Law No. 32 of 2009 on Environmental Protection and Management. The passage of this law is because it is felt that environmental damage is becoming more and more, so it is necessary to issue a policy that requires not only environmental management but also protection of the environment. Researchers use Actor Network Theory as analysis. While the purpose of this study is to describe the role of actors in the policy of building cement plants in the Kendeng Mountains. The method used is qualitative descriptive research method. Data collection was conducted with observation, documentation, in-depth interviews, and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The results of this study show that many dynamics in the actors network between government and society, which can influence the environmental management policy of cement plant construction in the Kendeng Mountains.

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