“Dalian Natolu”: Local Democracy of the Mandailing Batak Community
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- Dalian Natolu, Mandailing Society, Democracy
Culture is often interpreted as an obstacle to the progress of democracy in parts of Indonesia, even though the stigma occurs due to the inability to live in harmony between local wisdom and government democracy. It is the influence of globalization that has an impact on local wisdom where each generation experiences a decrease in the value and understanding of its own regional culture. It is also possible that the democracy desired by the government is reversed with the running of the local wisdom desired by the Mandailing people. The Mandailing people use their local wisdom as a tool of democracy which is called “Dalian Natolu”. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of the “Dalian Natolu” system in the democratic process of the Mandailing people. This research was conducted in Kampung Lama, Langgapayung, South Labuhanbatu, North Sumatra. The method that researchers use in this research is a descriptive qualitative method with a purposive sampling technique. The research subjects were the customary chief of Mandailing (Raja) and the prime minister (Rakkaya). The data collection techniques used were observation and interviews. The data analysis technique used is to reduce data, present data, draw conclusions, and verify data. The results show that the role of local wisdom “Dalian Natolu” in the democratic process in the Mandailing community plays a role in filling empty spaces in democratic development such as reducing the occurrence of conflicts as a result of political contestation, this can be seen in the changes in the distribution of economic resources and achieving the goal of democracy, namely the welfare of the people.
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TY - CONF AU - Chandra Fhutu Neva AU - Triyanto AU - Winarno PY - 2021 DA - 2021/02/06 TI - “Dalian Natolu”: Local Democracy of the Mandailing Batak Community BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Character Education (ICCE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 43 EP - 50 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210204.006 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210204.006 ID - Neva2021 ER -