Economic Administration and Institutional Management in a Decentralized Regime Mode: New Insights from Environmental Resources
Purpose: There are many factors causing deterioration of environmental quality and environmental damage that can be identified from observations in the field. Therefore in this paper we try to be revealed in general as a picture of environmental portraits, especially in relation to environmental management and enforcement of environmental law in the era of regional autonomy. Design/methodology/approach: By using qualitative method, the study was conducted in about six months (February to August of 2018) in West Java Province to observe Indonesian government's policy on environmental law in the era of regional autonomy. Findings: The results found that the decentralization system made environmental policy making and implementation overlapping and not uniform both horizontally and vertically. This management is also not supported by adequate management institutions, so that environmental management has not yet had a positive economic effect on the people. Practical implications: Although public understanding and awareness of the importance of the environment has been increased some people are still weak and must to be improved on this issue. The study can be used as an example to achieve this goal quite effectively. Originality/value: The study seeks to examine public administration of natural resources and management of environmental institutionalization in a state by adopting a decentralized system, which takes Indonesia as a case study using a special region in West Java Province.