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    POLITICAL ECOLOGY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE: DISCOURSE ON MULTI-STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT IN ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PT CIKARANG LISTRINDO TBK PLGTU JABABEKA'S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM

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    This study seeks to examine the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) carried out by PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk PLTGU Jababeka from the point of view of Political Ecology and good governance, especially in the scope of discourse that sees this CSR program as a form of multi-stakeholder involvement as an effort to address social, economic, and environmental problems to create sustainable development. This study uses a qualitative approach with exploratory research methods. This research was conducted in Karangharja Village, North Cikarang District, Bekasi Regency. Primary data sources were obtained from in-depth interviews, while secondary data were obtained from documents and literature related to the research topic. The results of the study indicate that the power relations between stakeholders that are formed from the construction of discourse associated with the implementation of CSR by the business sector as an effort to achieve sustainable development can move these stakeholders to get involved and participate in the implementation of the CSR Program initiated by PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk PLTGU Jababeka. Through the power relations formed from ideas related to the implementation of this CSR program, the desire and willingness of other stakeholders to participate in the CSR program initiated by PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk PLTGU Jababeka can make the execution of the CSR program have an impact on the social and economic life of the community, along with environmental sustainability efforts

    Realizing Gender Equality in Coastal Areas: Conservation of Critical Land and Empowerment of Women

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    The conversion of mangroves into shrimp ponds occurred in the coastal area of Kampung Beting, Pantai Bahagia Village, Bekasi Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia, in the period 1990–2010. High income from shrimp ponds makes people ignore the ecological functions of mangrove forests, one of which is to prevent abrasion. However, since 2010, the destruction of hundreds of hectares of mangrove forests, worsened by climate change that hits almost the whole world, especially island countries like Indonesia, has submerged the shrimp ponds in Pantai Bahagia Village with sea water. Now, not only the shrimp ponds as their major income have disappeared, but also their living space is also threatened by severe abrasion. Gender inequality and the marginalized role of coastal women also make the socio-economic conditions of the community become worse. This study observes the role of women in Pantai Bahagia Village in responding to environmental and socio-economic problems in their area. This study uses a phenomenological approach, data is collected through observation, interviews, and documentation. The results of the study show that women's empowerment plays a role in conserving critical land. Women's responses to environmental problems in their area include: 1) creating changes in women's awareness and behavior as an effort to repair and restore damaged mangrove land, and 2) carrying out activities to protect mangrove plants. Women's responses to socio-economic problems include 1) women's active involvement in productive economic activities 2) Utilization of non-timber mangrove products in processed food and crafts. Finally, this study recommends a concept to address critical coastal land issues, namely by involving women in various activities, both nature conservation and empowerment activities
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