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

Research Article

Women and Elections in Aceh: Islam and Economics Narratives Dominance

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291538,
        author={Rizkika Lhena Darwin and Haryanto Haryanto},
        title={Women and Elections in Aceh: Islam and Economics Narratives Dominance},
        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={women election gender equality aceh},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291538}
    }
    
  • Rizkika Lhena Darwin
    Haryanto Haryanto
    Year: 2020
    Women and Elections in Aceh: Islam and Economics Narratives Dominance
    HICOSPOS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291538
Rizkika Lhena Darwin1,*, Haryanto Haryanto2
  • 1: Department of Political Science, Ar-Raniry of State Islamic University
  • 2: Department of Politics and Government, Hasanuddin University
*Contact email: rizkikadarwin@ar-raniry.ac.id

Abstract

The study of gender equality in election politics addresses structural, cultural, and institutional challenges by establishing a quota mechanism to increase women's participation in the legislature. However, However, all studies did not explicitly explain the problems and strategies used by female candidates. This article tries to fill this gap by analysing female candidates in post-conflict and tsunami areas. The main argument in this paper explains the shifting trends in Acehnese society after the conflict and tsunami that lead to economic and religious narratives used by women candidates in the 2019 general election. Thus, increased pragmatism in society is carried out by social transitions in Aceh after the conflict and tsunami where women politicians tend to make economic and religious issues a bargaining strategy to get out of subordination in the political sphere: women's politics are now increasingly masculine.