Governmental Science (GS) is unique to Indonesia, which is unknown in the rest of the world. But GSalways gets an external stimulus: colonialism, developmentalism, and neoliberalism. The founders createdGS for axiological-practical reasons, without being accompanied by adequateontology and epistemology.Ontologically, the concept of government is an Anglo-Saxon tradition, but government is taken fromContinental European legal traditions and bestuurskunde colonial heritage, which in the origin countryis called administration. GS succeeded in producing many bureaucrats, but it did not carry the spirit of“people’s government” and was unable to enlighten the practice of the Indonesian government, but onlyparticipated in maintaining the law and orders inherited from colonial beamtenstaat. Developmentalism andstate administration came to color the New Order, as well as to form an GS figure. The decade of the 1990sPolitical Science came to subvert GS, which was able to ignite the color of law, but did not reconstructGS. In the reform era, political studies are farther away from government, and GS follows the traditionof neoliberalism, understanding government as public management and governance. Today, GS is anti-politics, forget the law, and are reluctant about administration. GS experienced a crisis of identity, whichwas unable to distinguish between Public Administration and GS. The epistemological crisis also occurred,namely the claim of GS as a scientific discipline not accompanied by the use of government as a subjectand perspective to understand and explain social phenomena.