Javanese Leadership And Migrant Worker Repatriation: A Model For Transformative Crisis Response

Kepemimpinan Jawa Dan Repatriasi Pekerja Migran: Model Untuk Tanggap Krisis Transformatif

  • Setyasih Harini Universitas Slamet Riyadi
  • Sritami Santi Hatmini Universitas Slamet Riyadi
  • Agung Yudhistira Nugroho Universitas Slamet Riyadi
Keywords: Hasta Brata, Javanese Leadership, Migrant workers, Woman Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia


This journal article presents an in-depth analysis of the leadership approach exhibited by Retno Marsudi as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, during the critical process of withdrawing Indonesian migrant workers from multiple countries in the midst of a global health crisis. Marsudi's utilization of both transformational leadership and the Javanese leadership approach played a crucial role in shaping the outcomes of the withdrawal, while also offering broader lessons applicable to leadership, diplomacy, and crisis management. This article delves into Marsudi's integration of the Javanese leadership approach, The utilization of the Hasta Brata Javanese leadership approach by Retno Marsudi, during the process of withdrawing Indonesian migrant workers amid a global health crisis, offers a captivating case study in leadership and crisis management. By examining the fusion of transformational and Javanese leadership approaches, this study contributes to a deeper understanding of effective leadership in the face of complex crises. The lessons drawn have implications for diplomacy, cultural understanding, and crisis management in a broader global context.


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Author Biographies

Setyasih Harini, Universitas Slamet Riyadi

The author is a lecturer at Slamet Riyadi University. Currently, the author is studying Doctoral in International Relation at Padjajaran University.

Sritami Santi Hatmini, Universitas Slamet Riyadi

The author has completed her Master Degree at Gajah Mada University. She is a lecturer in the international relations study program at Slamet Riyadi University.

Agung Yudhistira Nugroho, Universitas Slamet Riyadi

The author has completed his Master Degree at Gajah Mada University in 2014. Since 2015, he is a lecturer in the international relations study program at University of 17 August 1945 Jakarta.


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How to Cite
Harini, S., Hatmini, S., & Nugroho, A. (2024). Javanese Leadership And Migrant Worker Repatriation: A Model For Transformative Crisis Response. Journal of Political Issues, 5(2), 159-171.