Reclaiming the Common of Benoa Bay

  • Agung Wardana


Benoa Bay has garnered the public attention following a plan proposed by a company owned by a powerful national tycoon. The plan claiming to save the bay from severe environmental conditions by creating a dozen artificial islands through reclamation to develop a luxurious tourist enclave has turned out to be a heated controversy. This chapter explores the alliance between the state and private interests indicating the continuity of crony capitalism forged under the New Order in the post-authoritarian Indonesia and also the deployment of legal plural strategies by local social forces to articulate their dissent. Spatial governance is an essential element to be fought for by the contending actors in order to access and control the Benoa Bay space.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agung Wardana
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  1. 1.Universitas Gadjah MadaYogyakartaIndonesia

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