Water, Globalization, and Liberalization Impact of The Decision of Indonesian Constitutional Court Number 85/PUU-XI/2013 Concerning Water Resources Perspective of The Welfare State

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Ari Shoviani
Rodiyah Rodiyah


Privatization, liberalization and globalization of water resources in Indonesia has become a complicated problem. In one hand, it will increase the economic values and investment but in the other hands it is contrary with the 1945 Constitution. Indonesian Water Resources Act has raised polemics and complaints from many parties, so that the proposed judicial review to the Constitutional Court. Finally, the Court cancelled this Act. This research is intended to analyse and describe the implementation of Water Resources Act that has been cancelled by the Court in the context of Friedman Theory, especially in Semarang City. The research emphasized and highlighted that the exploitation of water resources, as well as privatization and liberalization is not allowed by the 1945 Constitution.

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Shoviani, A., & Rodiyah, R. (2020). Water, Globalization, and Liberalization. JILS (Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies), 5(1), 1-28. https://doi.org/10.15294/jils.v5i1.34017
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Ari Shoviani, Municipal Waterworks of Semarang

Ari Shoviani is working on Municipal Waterworks of Semarang City. She concerns on Water Resources especially in the context of Privatization of Water Resources and its impact to the basic rights of people. She obtained her Master of Laws degree from Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia.

Rodiyah Rodiyah, Faculty of Law, Universitas Negeri Semarang

Rodiyah is Associate Professor on Administrative & Constitutional Law Department, Faculty of Law, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia. Now, she working as Dean and researcher at Legal Drafting Studies Center. Her concerned on Law and Public Policy, Legal Drafting and Constitutional Law.


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