Javanese Culture, Bureaucratic Formalism, and Child Participation in Development Planning

Sri Yuliani, Rahesli Humsona

Abstract

It is not easy to involve children in development planning in a Javanese culture region. This research aimed to find out the effect of Javanese culture on children capacity to participate actively in development planning and the capacity of bureaucratic apparatus to support the active participation of children in development planning. The informants were selected purposively consisting of Surakarta Children Forum’s members, local government institutions, and related NGOs. Data analysis employed an interactive analysis encompassing: data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing. The result of research reveals that Javanese cultural values concerning the relation of children to adults and the meaning of power affected children’s capacity of participating actively in development planning discussion. In Javanese culture, adults have dominant position in public decision making so that children voice their aspirations reluctantly and not confidently in development planning forum. The center of power in Javanese culture is superior; this view contributes to the stronger bureaucratic formalism so that government apparatus conceives that children participation in development is limited to fulfill bureaucratic rule only rather than based on the commitment to fulfill the children’s right in order to accommodate their aspiration in development program.

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Yuliani S. and Humsona R. (2017). Javanese Culture, Bureaucratic Formalism, and Child Participation in Development Planning.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 334-338. DOI: 10.5220/0007109209740978


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@conference{icse17,
author={Sri Yuliani and Rahesli Humsona},
title={Javanese Culture, Bureaucratic Formalism, and Child Participation in Development Planning},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={334-338},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007109209740978},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE,
TI - Javanese Culture, Bureaucratic Formalism, and Child Participation in Development Planning
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Yuliani S.
AU - Humsona R.
PY - 2017
SP - 334
EP - 338
DO - 10.5220/0007109209740978