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Developing Regional Autonomy: Lesson Learned from Norway

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Mardiah Astuti1 , Mahyudin Ritonga2 , Rita Irviani3 , Hamid Mukhlis4 , Rahul Chauhan5


A decentralized government system is the opposite of a centralized government system. In a centralized system, the authority to make decisions about various public affairs lies in the hands of the central government. Officials in the provinces and districts are only the panic of the central government. In contrast, in a decentralized system, part of the authority to manage public affairs is devolved to provinces and districts. One of the implications of implementing autonomy is the development of the uniqueness of each community so that diversity appears within a country. Therefore, the experience of developing regional autonomy in several countries is also different. Indonesia which has been, is currently and continues to do trial and error in developing regional autonomy will certainly be more mature if it not only learns from its own experience, but also learns from the experiences of other countries in trying to answer its native problems with the concept of autonomy. Studying the experiences of other countries is intended to reflect in order to find positive and negative values that are used as references, and if possible the option translated into the Indonesian context. The following experience of Norway in its local autonomy can be used as a reference for autonomous learning in Indonesia.

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