Politics of Deconcentration for Local Government: The Case of Indonesia

Dinoroy Marganda Aritonang


Local government has a long experience in handling deconcentration tasks and functions, especially when the Law No. 5/1974 was implemented. There are some relevant reasons why deconcentration is regarded as an important instrument in maintaining the relationship between central and local government. Deconcentration has some advantages which cannot be provided by decentralization. It can also be applied along with the decentralization in order to give balance to the extensive distribution of power to autonomous regions. Historical, political, and administrative reasons have been the main factors to consider and analyze the application of deconcentration in Indonesia.

Keywords: deconcentration, roles, politics, functions, Indonesia

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