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THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS

Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati.

Abstract
This paper based on research was in the community oh the Toraja Ethnic Group one of the
ethnic group were also considered as Indigenous People in Indonesia. This paper focuses on analyzing the
return of the customary law or adat as the ethnic group unique norms and foundation of their community
identity is back to the political arena as an effort to be recognized by the state. A critical aspect of their
struggle is to put its customary laws as influencing factors through the regional election as an event to
vote for the regional government head. It became their response after experienced unfortunate conditions
during the New Order Era ruling period (1966 1998) under Suharto. During this era, customary law as
one of this ethnic group principle of life was eliminated from its usual position. It was part of the regime
policies over the multi-ethnicities in Indonesia. Since the New Order regime fell in 1998, the condition
seems to change. The indigenous community tends to return to play an important role, including in
political recruitment. This paper showed how this ethnic group was utilized in the regional election was in
2015 as an effort to bring local custom as a crucial factor. Lastly, this paper shows how the Toraja ethnic
group deals with the regional election as an important political event to assure the process and its result
based on their ethnicity fundamental value. This study indicates that customary law or adat as local
custom is return as a significant element in their land and succeeds in getting the state acknowledgment.

Key words: Indigenous People, Regional Election, Toraja Ethnic Group, Adat, Reform Era


 
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Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati. THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS . JCR. 2020; 7(16): 2006-2012. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.257


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Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati. THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS . http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=5403 [Access: April 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.257


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Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati. THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS . JCR. 2020; 7(16): 2006-2012. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.257



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati. THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS . JCR. (2020), [cited April 17, 2021]; 7(16): 2006-2012. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.257



Harvard Style

Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati (2020) THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS . JCR, 7 (16), 2006-2012. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.257



Turabian Style

Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati. 2020. THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 2006-2012. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.257



Chicago Style

Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati. "THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2006-2012. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.257



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati. "THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.16 (2020), 2006-2012. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.257



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sukri, Ariana, Sakinah Nadir, Andi Armunanto, Dian Ekawati (2020) THE RETURN OF ETHNICITY AS PROMINENT FACTOR IN INDONESIAN LOCAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 2006-2012. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.257