It is not easy to collect selected writing related this third edition theme on Relation between Central Government and Local Government. In the unified system, the roles of central government are strongly needed to guide local government in providing social welfare. Yi Yangsoo, professor of Yeungnam University discussed about the program of Saemaul Undong from Central to rural government that could elevate the income and living quality of society by three principle: diligent, self help and cooperation. Chusnul Mar’iyah, associate professor from Indonesia University focused on the changing of regime from authoritarian to democratization in 1998 brought significant impact in term of discourse on gender representation.
We are happy to present the third edition with Public Services theme. There have been some troubles in collecting qualified and relevant topics. The reason to come with this theme is that the core of local government existence is to provide local public services. They are an urgent element of having social welfare where most people would enjoy the government works through as many as possible public services provided for them. Therefore, some articles are discussed differently in public services. Started by Nurliah Nurdin, lecture in IPDN, who stated that comparing decentralization and federalism in public concern is depending on the quality of leadership and people participation. Providing public services will embrace public trust and legitimacy of leadership. Mansyur Achmad, also a lecturer in IPDN, who analyzed new paradigm of public service in Indonesia in perspective of control and responsibility. The control in public service is very important to ensure that the state-run public service, including the private sector with appropriate quality of standards.