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Production and power structure in the landscape of the Ulu Belu geothermal area, Indonesia

Anggianto, Winandriyo Kun LU (2020) SGEM08 20201
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
Recently, the Government of Indonesia has committed to intensifying geothermal development. In its event, geothermal development is part of global demands and national interests to reduce dependence on fossil fuels as commitments to respond the climate change. However, many geothermal areas in Indonesia are located in peripheral regions which populated with an established settlement of people. In the case of Ulu Belu, the development of geothermal areas must deal directly with the communities that already have their way of life. The community very much felt the direct economic and social impacts of the development of the Ulu Belu geothermal area. Still, at the same time, it may create new marginal groups. This marginalization is more... (More)
Recently, the Government of Indonesia has committed to intensifying geothermal development. In its event, geothermal development is part of global demands and national interests to reduce dependence on fossil fuels as commitments to respond the climate change. However, many geothermal areas in Indonesia are located in peripheral regions which populated with an established settlement of people. In the case of Ulu Belu, the development of geothermal areas must deal directly with the communities that already have their way of life. The community very much felt the direct economic and social impacts of the development of the Ulu Belu geothermal area. Still, at the same time, it may create new marginal groups. This marginalization is more prevalent when there are conflicts of interest between the developer and the community. This thesis sees the pattern of the development of the Ulu Belu geothermal area; there is a process that forms new power structure and symptoms of marginalization. However, the polarization that occurs does not linearly produce oppression. Assessing the degree of exercise of power to seek more balance in interest contestation is essential. Certain social efforts may also limit marginalization. In particular, the development of geothermal areas is very dependent on the context. Still, in the broader scope, the symptoms and patterns of social dynamics that occur can be perceived as general acknowledgement for further geothermal development. (Less)
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author
Anggianto, Winandriyo Kun LU
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organization
course
SGEM08 20201
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
geothermal, peripheral area, landscape, political ecology, renewable energy, sustainability
language
English
id
9014032
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2020-06-08 14:03:20
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2020-06-08 14:03:20
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  abstract     = {Recently, the Government of Indonesia has committed to intensifying geothermal development. In its event, geothermal development is part of global demands and national interests to reduce dependence on fossil fuels as commitments to respond the climate change. However, many geothermal areas in Indonesia are located in peripheral regions which populated with an established settlement of people. In the case of Ulu Belu, the development of geothermal areas must deal directly with the communities that already have their way of life. The community very much felt the direct economic and social impacts of the development of the Ulu Belu geothermal area. Still, at the same time, it may create new marginal groups. This marginalization is more prevalent when there are conflicts of interest between the developer and the community. This thesis sees the pattern of the development of the Ulu Belu geothermal area; there is a process that forms new power structure and symptoms of marginalization. However, the polarization that occurs does not linearly produce oppression. Assessing the degree of exercise of power to seek more balance in interest contestation is essential. Certain social efforts may also limit marginalization. In particular, the development of geothermal areas is very dependent on the context. Still, in the broader scope, the symptoms and patterns of social dynamics that occur can be perceived as general acknowledgement for further geothermal development.},
  author       = {Anggianto, Winandriyo Kun},
  keyword      = {geothermal,peripheral area,landscape,political ecology,renewable energy,sustainability},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Production and power structure in the landscape of the Ulu Belu geothermal area, Indonesia},
  year         = {2020},
}