Nataniel D. Mandacan, Rakhmat, Haselman, Atta Irene
Abstract: Since being established as a region with special autonomy status in 2001, Papua and West Papua have been in the spotlight of most development observers in Indonesia and even the world. Issues of social and political insecurity in Papua are expected not to be polemic anymore. In other words that there are high hopes for the practice of special autonomy including the practice of bureaucracy in West Papua. Since the reformation was carried out until regional autonomy was implemented, good and clean governance practices have not been evenly realized throughout Indonesia, including in West Papua. Specifically in West Papua, the practice of identity politics in the elections has a major influence on the performance of the bureaucracy as it raises the spirit of primordialism that threatens the performance of the bureaucracy. This study aims to reveal the determinants of government bureaucratic practices in West Papua Province. As thelocusof study are Manokwari Regency, South Manokwari Regency and West Papua Provincial Government, while the subject is the State Civil Apparatus in the local government environment. The method used is descriptive narrative method. The results showed the determinants of bureaucracy in West Papua consisted of (1) ASN ethics in paying respect to superiors; (2) honesty to admit deficiencies; (3) the ability to take advantage of opportunities from Special Autonomy; (4) legal certainty; (5) leadership; (6) lack of performance indicators; and (7) apparatus HR quality.
Keywords: bureaucracybehavior, specialautonomy, performance