Textual Analysis of Populist Discourse in Development Policy of Bandung City
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- populism, development policy, political ideology, political communication style
Populism has been vastly present in Indonesia as a political strategy to gain vote in election, but it has been almost completely left out from scientific inquiry. The dynamics of populism in local election also occurred in Bandung City, where in 2013, populist new mayor (Ridwan Kamil) had been elected. This paper uses content analysis to examine how populism discourse is articulated in the development policy of Bandung City during Ridwan Kamil's administration. This paper applies content analysis method to measure populism on two distinct but related levels - as a political ideology and as a political communication style. Data is gathered through documents, such as official development planning documents and public speeches or statements given by the Mayor of Bandung as key political actor and other political elites involved in the implementation of both programs. The results show that populism practice in Bandung City is categorized as pragmatic populism, characterized by figure of politician with popular support. In this context, it would be a necessity to transform political institutions by developing the government's organizational capacity, in order to overcome the political oligarchy.
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TY - CONF AU - Caroline Paskarina PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Textual Analysis of Populist Discourse in Development Policy of Bandung City BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 133 EP - 136 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.28 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.28 ID - Paskarina2017/11 ER -