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‘The streets belong to who?’: ‘Governance’ and the Urban Informal Sector in Jakarta, Indonesia

Wilson, I.D. (2010) ‘The streets belong to who?’: ‘Governance’ and the Urban Informal Sector in Jakarta, Indonesia. In: The elephant in the room: politics and the development problem. Asia Research Centre Policy Monograph, pp. 113-133.

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The aim of this case study is to assess the nature and impact of policy relating to governance of the Urban Informal Sector (UIS) in Jakarta, Indonesia, focusing in particular upon the degree of representation of various stakeholders and sets of interests in existing policy. After outlining the background context of the issue, focusing upon Jakarta, it will ask; what has been the nature and extent of this representation in current policy, what political and economic interests have dominated policy debate, what efforts have been made to represent the sector and what can potentially be done to ensure that representation translates into effective and equitable governance strategies that balance the needs of UIS workers with those of other relevant stakeholders.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Asia Research Centre Policy Monograph
United Nations SDGs: Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
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