- Policy, Disaster management, Mount semeru.
This study focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of the policy implementation of disaster mitigation on mount Semeru in the district of Lumajang, East Java Province, Indonesia. It uses case study approach. The results of interviews with a number of key informant persons lead us to conclude that the policy implementation of disaster mitigation of mount Semeru is still not effective and less optimal. Many factors are identified as the causes, amongst other include network conditions and communication, slow and lack of government response, small funding allocation and realization, lack of coordination between the Government and the parties in Lumajang, low of stakeholders’ participation, and weak of the Regional Representatives Council role to control the regent’s performance in governance implementation. Serious efforts need to be in place in order to make the disaster management is warranted and secured.