Title page for ETD etd-07092009-113052

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Budiarto, Milla
Author's Email Address mbudia1@tigers.lsu.edu
URN etd-07092009-113052
Title Your Land Is My Land: Exploring Land Policy in Tangerang, Indonesia Using Kingdon's Multiple Streams Model
Degree Master of Science (M.S.)
Department Environmental Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Wascom, Michael Committee Chair
Lam, Nina Committee Member
Reams, Margaret Committee Member
  • Indonesian National Land Agency
  • Tangerang Municipality
  • Multiple Streams Model
  • Indonesia Land Policy
  • Decentralization.
  • Basic Agrarian Law
Date of Defense 2009-07-07
Availability unrestricted
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic country comprised of over 17, 000 islands with more than 300 ethnic groups and more than 250 different ethnic languages spoken. Due to its land mass size and multifaceted culture, land policy in this country has been ineffective and inadequate in addressing some of the land affairs. One of the indicators of effective land policy is land tenure security, where land dispute incidence is a function of it. Given that the government has very minimal guarantee for land tenure security in this nation, land disputes are inevitable and very common. By the end of 2008, there are roughly 7, 491 land dispute cases flooding the nation.

This study is an exploratory undertaking that investigates the circumstances that have influenced the transformation of land policy and its implementation in Indonesia. Using Kingdon’s Multiple Stream Model as its main conceptual model, this research identified the primary factors that have influenced the effectiveness of land policy, defined in terms of land disputes. The study examined the above factors on the example of Tangerang Municipality, a large municipality that is home of hundreds of industrial and manufacturing complexes. The results of the study indicated that the country’s land policy implementation and land disputes in particular have been influenced primarily by inefficient land title registration, increased state corruption, lack of due process, and unclear decentralization program.

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