Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)

Political Identity Of Ethnic Batak In Southeast Aceh

Authors
Riza Utomo, Hidayat Amsani, Fikarwin Zuska
Corresponding Author
Riza Utomo
Available Online December 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.17How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Identity Politics, Ethnicity, Southeast Aceh, Election, Democracy
Abstract
This study describes the Batak ethnic identity politics in Southeast Aceh Regency, identity politics became the main focus in the context of the direct election, As one of the ethnic groups in Southeast Aceh Regency ethnicity plays an important role in the political life in Southeast Aceh. Regional autonomy has given place to the widest certain ethnicity to show his political identity. The opening of political access for every ethnic in regency in the Indonesia certainly gives positive impact to the politic world at this time. This research method using descriptive qualitative method. The data collection methods include observation, interviews and documentation study. The results showed that in the era of regional autonomy of ethnic Batak began to show its strength to be able to perform on the stage of the selection of the regions in Southeast Aceh Regency, although not the first time her ethnic Batak to appear on the stage of the election, in 2012 the ethnic Batak also appeared in the elections but is only able to appear in the position of vice only. In 2017 at this time the ethnic Batak also comes with a higher position that as a candidate for regent in Southeast Aceh. But the Batak ethnic involvement in Southeast Aceh Regency elections that the majority of the community Alas and Gayo has not been able to bring the ethnic Batak to reach the top leadership in Southeast Aceh. Batak ethnic involvement in Southeast Aceh Regency shows that the openness of democracy in Indonesia has come to the region of Southeast Aceh.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-477-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.17How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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