Social Capital for Decentralized Rural Development

Sutiyo, Sutiyo and Maharjan, Keshav Lall (2017) Social Capital for Decentralized Rural Development. In: Decentralization and Rural Development in Indonesia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 89-98. ISBN 978-981-10-3207-3

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Social capital in rural Indonesia mainly exists within informal institutions. Various types of informal rural institutions are active in conducting periodical meetings and addressing common livelihood problems. However, although social capital exists, it is not well utilized to execute decentralization. Village governments are still monopolized by several formal institutions, namely village officers, village council and village development committees. The informal institutions are given no opportunity to enter the village political arena. These imply the lack of empowerment for the villagers within decentralization. Although the institutions are internally strong, the lack of connection with the village government makes the institutions unable to control village decision making.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Capital; Institutional Membership; Rural Institution; Decentralization; Rural Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Politics and Government > Applied Indonesian Politics
Depositing User: Ph.D Sutiyo Sutiyo
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2018 02:41
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 02:41

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