Petroleum Paradox

Francisia S.S.E Seda

In general, reading the analysis and narrative about political aspect of oil and Pertamina is simply astonishing. For the economist it is worth to read it as it has presented what some would call non-economic factors in economic development. As sociologist, Ms. Seda decided to choose a sensitive topic on the management and governance of oil, gas and Pertamina as her research topic. She managed to break from the concealment of sensitive issues that not many people are willing to discuss. She has in fact unravels the issue on the effort of political and bureaucratic development that currently still going on in Indonesia. It is safe to assume that order government that controlled business potentially also having the same problems. (Nizam A Yunus FEUI)