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2 Indon. L. Rev. 1 (2012)

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  FOREST POLICY AND LEGAL PLURALISM: A CASE STUDY IN
                      LUWU DISTRICT, INDONESIA

               Lukas Rumboko Wibowo', C. Woro Murdiati. R2
               & Digby Race3, Yustina Ambarini Murdiningrum4

                                    Abstract
   This paper investigates how the potential of the newly enacted village forest
   policy to improve the welfare of local people and examines how different actors
   at local level perceive a legal framework suitable for improving the welfare
   of local people and enhancing local development. We conducted research
   through in-dept interviews involiving 75 respondents from different actors,
   such as policy makers, politician, village chief, customary chief and villagers.
   The research establish that forest policy on village forestry was a good option
   for local people to improve their welfare; however, litle understanding of the
   substance of the newly village forest policy of local development actors due
   to limited public consultation undertaken at district and village level would
   become a real challenges for executing the policy. The work of the policy is also
   depend on the extent to which the central goverment is capable of undertanding
   local context where multiple legal system operates.

   Keywords: Forest policy, legal pluralism, customary forestry, village
   forestry, and local welfare


I.   Introduction
       The existence of Perdas and orders have give possibility to support
development of village forest area, especially on Sepakat and Lantang Tallang.
To makes the law exist, the customary community should still have a role, indeed
as main player. In aimed to fulfil the needed of law of village forest area, the legal
frameworks must avoid complicated and bureaucratic regulations.

II. Village forest policy
       , Junior Research scientist at Forest Research Development Agency (FORDA). Bogor. Indonesia
(email: Lukas_19672000@yahoo.com and lwibowo@csu.edu.au). Obtained Bachelor of Sociology (Drs)
from University of Gadjah Mada (1992), Master of Science of Tourism and Environments from University
of Wageningen University, the Netherlands (2002), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of
Charles Sturt, Australia (2012)
       2 Senior Lecturer of Adat Law, Faculty of Law, University of Atmajaya Yogyakarta (email: worofh@
yahoo.com). Obtained Bachelor of Law (S.H.) from University of Atmajaya, Yogyakarta, Master of Law from
University of Gadjah Mada (1999) and a Doctor of Philosophy from University of Gadjah Mada (2012)
       1 Senior Research Scientist at Charles Sturt University. Obtained Bachelor of Applied Science
- Environmental Horticulture from University of, Melbourne (1984). Graduate Diploma of Environmental
Management from University of La Trobe (1994), Master of Applied Science from University of Charles
Sturt (1996), and a Doctor of Philosophy from University of the Australian National (2000)
       4 Volunteer Junior Research scientist at Palma Foundation. Obtained Bachelor of Law (S.H.)
from University of Gadjah Mada (1997). Master of International Development Studies from University of
Wageningen, the Netherlands (2007) and a PhD student at University of Charles Sturt, Australia (2009-
2013)


Year 2 Vol. 1, January - April 2012 - INDONESIA Law Review

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