Proceedings of the 1st Hasanuddin International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, HICOSPOS 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Makassar, Indonesia

Research Article

Local Political Dynamics: Bugis Ethnic Perception of the Urgency of Decentralization Politics in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291533,
        author={Andi  Yakub and Jamaruddin  Suro},
        title={Local Political Dynamics: Bugis Ethnic Perception of the Urgency of Decentralization Politics in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Hasanuddin International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, HICOSPOS 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Makassar, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={HICOSPOS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={decentralization bhineka tunggal ika social harmony national stability local politic},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291533}
    }
    
  • Andi Yakub
    Jamaruddin Suro
    Year: 2020
    Local Political Dynamics: Bugis Ethnic Perception of the Urgency of Decentralization Politics in Indonesia
    HICOSPOS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291533
Andi Yakub1,*, Jamaruddin Suro2
  • 1: Department of Political Science, Hasanuddin University, Makassar
  • 2: Government Regency of Takalar
*Contact email: andyakub@gmail.com

Abstract

Indonesia is a country inhabited by hundreds of ethnic groups with different geographical, natural, social and cultural conditions. The decentralization and autonomy of the region in Indonesia is an acknowledgment of the diversity of ethnic groups to form unity (bhineka tunggal Ika), and create social harmony and development of order to maintain national stability through empowerment of local people by building roads from the outskirts. This article will discuss the importance of decentralized politics and regional autonomy in Indonesia with the approach of the Bugis ethnic perception towards decentralized political urgency and regional autonomy policy. The results of the study found that the majority of the Bugis ethnicity is more reviosyncratic than conservative or orthodox and pragmatic. Reviosionist means that the Bugis ethnicity in decentralization of power and authority over the region can still be carried out with respect to local values and local wisdom. Nevertheless, a change in the decentralized political model based on the values of local justice can be carried out gradually with the spirit of Nation unity and mutual development for the well-being of the people.