Patronage-Clientelism and Political Identity of Chinese Candidate, A Case Study of PSMTI in Medan, North Sumatera in General Election 2014
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- Election and political behavior
This essay seeks to discuss how patronage and clientelism being performed, developed and emphasized by political identity, which is how the ethnic or religious identity as well as network and religious entities used to distribute patronage and clientelism. Some previous research proved that money political and efforts to enhance votes are more effective when primordialism issue plays its role. Sentiments, symbols and ethnic entities as well as religious are significantly have strong influence the behaviors of voters, although it does not stand alone. Money politic has reciprocal relation with political identity. Those the issues that we are going to discuss by taking study on electoral practice of candidates of Chinese groups in North Sumatra for three levels of parliament in first zone of election. The solidity of Chinese ethnic group is also fragile where the social politic domain related to clan and interest also embellishes social relation among them. However, there is cultural mechanism presents along with the key factor senior leaders whose capacity to consolidate various groups of social politic and interest. The selected candidates are introduced to the Chinese community leaders) to get support terms of both votes and financial. The success team also managed to lobby the political party to place their candidates in voting zones which supporting each other at district, provincial and national level. Social projects are organized intensively as part of softer and elegance patronage, rather than the vulgar vote buying.
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TY - CONF AU - Ahmad taufan Damanik PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Patronage-Clientelism and Political Identity of Chinese Candidate, A Case Study of PSMTI in Medan, North Sumatera in General Election 2014 BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 187 EP - 189 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.38 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.38 ID - Damanik2017/11 ER -