Regional Development in Indonesia

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Publisher: UNPAD PRESS
Pages: 267 pages
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN10: 6020810410
ISBN13: 9786020810416
Physical Form: Book
Size: Medium

This is the 13th book published by the Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA). Publication of books containing selected papers authored by its members has been one of IRSA main activities since its first annual meeting in 1998. I would like to appreciate the efforts of the editorial team for preparing the publication ofthis book. The team selected papers written by IRSA members. Most of those articles were selected from the papers presented at the 12th IRSA International Conference on “Political Economy of Regional Development in Indonesia”. This conference was held on 2-3 June 2014 in Makassar, South Sulawesi, and was organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Economics, Hasanuddin University, and the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS). Some other articles are papers presented at several seminars related or held in collaboration with IRSA in 2014.

When this Foreword was written, Indonesia under the Joko Widodo (Jokowi) Administration was experiencing difficult time both politically as well as economically. Jokowi has entered its eighth month of his term of office but his administration apparently has not been able to run well as expected. To make it even worse, the economic growth in many countries, including Indonesia, has been slowing down since early this year. With that background and in the spirit of contributing for the development of the nation, IRSA has chosen the general theme of this 13th book “Regional Development in Indonesia: Some Notes for the Jokowi Government”.

Finally, I would like to thank the authors of the papers published in this book and the organising committees of the 2014 IRSA Conference and other seminars organised in collaboration with IRSA. I do believe thatthis book is beneficialforthe public policy forregional development in Indonesia.