Reinventing Focused-Strategy for Coastal Community Empowerment

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M.R. Khairul Muluk
Durratun Nashihah


This paper provides a focused and implementable strategy for Community empowerment to alleviate poverty. This research was carried out in a coastal community on a remote island in an archipelagic country (Indonesia). This qualitative research used force field analysis to produce an appropriate strategy for alleviating community poverty. We indicated that there had been an improvement in the condition of the people - from below the poverty line to being on the poverty line. The desired condition was empowered communities that could get out of the poverty trap. By analyzing the force movements, we found that the movement of the driving forces was a little stronger than that of the restraining forces. This finding meant that the community could develop in a positive direction in the future. We recommend a focused and implementable strategy for strengthening the education of people in the community. This approach supports factors that drive the empowerment of the community while simultaneously reducing the restraining factors.


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Muluk, M. K., & Nashihah, D. (2021). Reinventing Focused-Strategy for Coastal Community Empowerment. sia ocial ssues, 14(6), Article 248515 (11 pages). etrieved from
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Durratun Nashihah, Department of Public Administration, Brawijaya University, Indonesia

Student in Public Administration Postgraduate School


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