Public Policy Pragmatism on Special Economic Zone in Tanjung Lesung, Pandeglang Regency

Dede Sri Kartini, Rahman Mulyawan, Muradi Muradi


The policy of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanjung Lesung has provided various special facilities to investors, such as tax breaks, business use rights, and building rights for 80 years. This research is discussing whether this is an ideal policy or only pragmatism. It is an attempt to discover and analyze whether the Special Economic Zone policy in Tanjung Lesung is an ideal policy that has met the public interest. Using qualitative methods, researchers conducted an interview with the government, Regional House of People's Representatives, and society. The results of this study indicate that Special Economic Zone policy is divided into three conditions: conditions that describe policy pragmatism such as ensuring fair competition among hotel and lodging business actors, respecting people who do not want to sell their land, both domestic and foreign investors have the same rights and obligations; conditions that do not describe policy pragmatism such as rules that cannot be applied; and conditions that describe half pragmatism  such as formal tourism education aimed for  vocational schools only.


Public Policy, Pragmatism, Special Economic Zone

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