Democratization at Regency and City Levels in Indonesia During Local Autonomy Age

Suprijadi, Bambang and Hermawan, . and Sofwani, Ahmad (2018) Democratization at Regency and City Levels in Indonesia During Local Autonomy Age. Journal of Current Research, 10 (3). ISSN 0975-833x


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The objective of this paper is to analyze the democracy at local levels and its influence on participatory and pro-poor values in Indonesia during local autonomy age, through structuration theory, as an analysis tool for social change. Method of research is explanatory case study using qualitative approach. It is consistent to the explanation given by Bogdan and Taylor (1975) and Moleong (2004:6). Result of this research indicates that: (1) Democratization in form of the institutionalization of participatory and pro-poor values is representing a social transformation occurred through social-practices that cross spaces and times (structuration). This structuration happens in four dimensions, which are significance, authoritative-dominance, allocative- dominance, and legitimacy; (2) In the process of structuration, the determinant factors are agency and structure: (a) For structure, the supporting factors are political reformation and local autonomy, whereas the constraining factors include old regime, bureaucratic neo-patrimonialism and community pragmatism; and (b) For agency, the supporting factors are new regent, new mayor, progressive bureaucrat (state actors), non-government organization, mass media, intellectuals, association, and compiled organization of state- community (community actors). The constraining factors involve old bureaucrat (state actors) and pragmatic grass-root personages (community actors); (3) In democratic institutionalization, there is an empowering process between state actors and community actors; and (4) The democratic institutionalization, along with its two fundamental values, respectively participatory value and pro-poor value, can emerge with non-simultaneous movement pattern. The movement is initially participatory, and it then turns into pro-poor orientation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Democratization, Structuration, Participatory, state and society
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Depositing User: Sulimin BP3
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 07:06
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 07:06

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