Cosmogov: Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan
Vol 6, No 2 (2020)

THE GOVERNMENT OF BANDUNG CITY’S EFFORTS IN UTILIZING FOREIGN SOURCES: Case Study in Sister City Cooperation

RMT Nurhasan Affandi (university of Padjadjaran)
Gilang Nur Alam (university of padjadjaran)
Windy Dermawan (universitas padjadjaran)



Article Info

Publish Date
08 Jan 2021

Abstract

This article aims to analyze the efforts of the Government of Bandung City in fulfilling its sub-national interests by utilizing sister city cooperation as a form of foreign sources. The Bandung City Government endeavors to conduct sister city cooperation, which is one of the activities resulting from the paradiplomacy, to meet its needs without having to depend on the central government. To achieve the objective, this research explores and analyzes data using qualitative methods by collecting primary data through interviews with some relevant informants and secondary data through documentation and literature studies. This research finds out that Bandung City Government’s sister city efforts are carried out in economic, social, and cultural cooperation with local governments abroad. However, sister city cooperation has a limitation in fulfilling the sub-national interests of Bandung City due to its government-to-government nature of the relationship. Meanwhile, there are other alternatives in utilizing other foreign sources aside from sister city cooperation, for example, the optimization of individual and private sectors’ paradigmatic activities. Hence, Bandung City Government needs to re-develop wider regional foreign relations by involving other actors besides sub-national actors abroad.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

cosmogov

Publisher

Subject

Social Sciences

Description

COSMOGOV: Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan is peer-reviewed Journal published by the Department of Government Science, Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Padjadjaran. Published twice a year in April and October. COSMOGOV publishes various concept of thinking or ideas and the research in ...