Democracy and Development at the Local Level: Synergy of Local Boss, Entrepreneur and Bandit in North Kolaka
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- Democracy, Development, Local Boss, Entrepreneur, Bandit, North Kolaka
This article reviews the implementation of democracy and development in North Kolaka which combines three political forces: local boss (regent), businessmen (contractors) and bandits (robbers). The synergy of three local political forces controlled by the head of region was able to change the 'face' of North Kolaka from underdeveloped to developed region in Southeast Sulawesi. Local elections have an impact on economic development in North Kolaka. This portrait appears in the availability of infrastructure that is able to stimulate the economic society. The flow of goods, services and people coming in and out of North Kolaka more smoothly along with able to control the security stability, formerly as the place of operation of the robbers (bandits). The absence of bandits coincided with the inclusion of their family members as part of elected government that succeeded in occupying important positions as vice regents. In addition to bandits, entrepreneurs play a significant role in democracy and development in North Kolaka. In the democracy arena, entrepreneurs are elected as party leaders at the local level as well as directly involved-fighting-or indirect-budgetary suppliers-in the struggle for political power-executive and legislative-at the local level. In the provision of infrastructure, entrepreneurs-who are party leaders and have relations with regional heads (Rusda Mahmud) -are winning contracts for the work of development projects in North Kolaka. The execution of government projects is very stretching and grandiose, but also the terms of collusion and nepotism. This paper concludes that democracy has a positive impact on economic development and security stability in North Kolaka, although it does not automatically lead to a clean government.
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TY - CONF AU - Eka Suaib AU - La Husen Zuada PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Democracy and Development at the Local Level: Synergy of Local Boss, Entrepreneur and Bandit in North Kolaka BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 119 EP - 125 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.25 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.25 ID - Suaib2017/11 ER -