The Politics of Indonesian Chinese at Grassroots Level (A Study of the Village Head of Indonesian Chinese in Bangka Islands)
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- Indonesian Chinese Ethnic, Electoral, Head of Village
In a long period, the Indonesian Chinese has avoided electoral political dynamics. Even further, Indonesian Chinese ethnic groups avoid social spaces that openly connoted to the political world. Marginalization and discrimination factors are the right terms to describe the position of the ethnic Indonesian Chinese until later, the situation changes along with the fall of the New Order Regime and the onset of The Reform Era. The emergence of Ahok Phenomenon with its various dynamics has at least become one of the momentums of the rise of Indonesian Chinese ethnic in the political world. In smaller spaces, at the village level, the phenomenon of the election of village heads which come from Indonesian Chinese race groups background illustrates political change at the grassroots level. This paper, through qualitative research methods, explores how the dynamics of power of the Indonesian Chinese ethnic who become head of The Village on Bangka Island. Interestingly, the Indonesian Chinese ethnic who have been known to be apolitical, enter public spaces that come in direct contact with diversity. This paper finds that actually Indonesian Chinese politics at the village level has its own dynamics. The development of democracy extends on the rural level and increases the political participation of Indonesian Chinese ethnic. The political elites in the village government started the career of a communal community organization not because of the influence of the Ahok phenomenon. When a civil servant acts as village head, they generally played a dynamic role and carried out a politics of pluralism. This is an anomaly condition compared to the early Reform Era., their desires more dominated by long-lost identity claims.
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TY - CONF AU - Ibrahim Ibrahim AU - Sandy Pratama AU - Putra Saputra AU - Rendy Rendy PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - The Politics of Indonesian Chinese at Grassroots Level (A Study of the Village Head of Indonesian Chinese in Bangka Islands) BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2019 – Humanity, Education and Social Sciences (IcoSIHESS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 284 EP - 289 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.49 DO - 10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.49 ID - Ibrahim2019/10 ER -