Energy Equality in Indonesia Villages: A Discourse Analysis


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  • Elvy Maria Manurung Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5047-0973
  • Mumsikah Choyri Diyanah 2Social Science Magister Program of Social and Political Science Faculty, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Paulina Permatasari 3Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung Indonesia
  • Irwanda Wisnu Wardhana Fiscal Policy Agency, Indonesia Ministry of Finance, Jakarta Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.12641

Keywords:

Energy, Village Development, Energy access, Energy equality

Abstract

This study aims to uncover the program of energy independence in Indonesia villages by the government for several decades. as a development program phenomenon of energy use and the development of its sources in the developing villages in Indonesia. The areas selected for observation are four rural areas outside Java, namely the state of Central Sulawesi, West Kalimantan, Halmahera, and East Nusa Tenggara. Interview results show that not all villagers understand energy term and there are still rural areas that do not have access to energy sources. Using discourse analysis as a qualitative method and Amartya Sen's theory of development as a freedom, this study shows that energy development still unequal in Indonesia Villages. Development as an extension of human freedom requires a more comprehensive goal. This study recommends that development plans must focus on the main rights of citizens to survive and have reason to live. Villagers have the right to obtain facilities and resources equal to those of urban residents, especially in energy access equity, and to live in prosperity.

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Author Biography

Elvy Maria Manurung, Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia

Elvy Maria Manurung is a senior lecturer at Department of Management, Economics Faculty of UNPAR (Parahyangan Catholic University). Her research interests are in the area of entrepreneurship, cultural studies, creativity and innovation, and finance.

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Published

2022-01-19

How to Cite

Manurung, E. M., Diyanah, M. C., Permatasari, P., & Wardhana, I. W. (2022). Energy Equality in Indonesia Villages: A Discourse Analysis. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 12(1), 169–176. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.12641

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