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THE RELATIONSHIP OF INTEREST IN LAND ACQUISITION POLICY OF TOURISM AREA IN LOMBOK ISLAND, INDONESIA
The tourism sector has become one of the mainstays of regional economic resources in Indonesia and has prioritized its development policies. But in Lombok West Nusa Tenggara Province, the land acquisition policy for the development of tourism areas has led to an action of community rejection because it is considered detrimental to the community interests. This study drew onthe perspective of public policy formulation to understand the values of interest thriving in the process of land acquisition policy formulation. This study was designed with a qualitative method, which determines the informants using snow ball sampling. Data collection is done by interview, observation, and documentation. The study found that the process of land acquisition policy formulation in the tourism areas in island showed the competitive relation of interests between public and private sectors against the local community. The competition had placed private business values as the main consideration in the policy of society’s land acquisition, which made the latter feel marginalized.
interest, actor, policy, tourism, land acquisition