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

Making Informal Politics Work. Case of Local-Direct Election in Bangka Selatan, Indonesia

Authors
Agam Primadi, David Efendi, Husni Amriyanto, Rifki Rifki Sanahdi
Corresponding Author
Agam Primadi
Available Online December 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.73How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Local Election, Decentralization, Democracy, Informal Politics, actors
Abstract
Local direct elections can be seen as thepractice of political decentralization in Indonesia. This political opportunity for local people can be varied in reality due to the different condition in the regions. Some regions are doing very well to bring more democratic realm, and in many regions also this opportunity only gives benefit to old elite and tempt to create any local-dynastic practice. The existence of informal actors like alocal strongman and the like is another consequent of localizing democracy in Indonesia nationwide. This research-based paper aims to analyze the existence of informal actors in influencing and shaping electoral process namely local election in Bangka Selatan, Sumatra, Indonesia. To acknowledge the local-informal actor, in this case, researchers employ some theoretical frameworks like informal politics, elites, and Bourdieu's theory of capitals, in concerning the post-authoritarian state and transitional democracy in Indonesia which is signed by informal actors, process and also patronage model. It is obvious then, that money is not always a central actor in theelectoralprocess, but another factor like informal networks is quite effective and significant ones. This finding will be very contributive to get better and factual understanding in seeing local politics dynamic in the contemporary democratic regime in Indonesia.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2017
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978-94-6252-477-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.73How 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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