MEASURING THE IDENTITY, LOCAL DEMOCRACY AND TRANSFORMATIVE POLITICS: A CRITICAL CASE OF THE JAKARTA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION 2017

Theresia Octastefani

Abstract


The Jakarta Gubernatorial Election 2017 is an important momentum for improving and evaluating the quality of democracy at the local level. Various issues of religion, ethnicity, as well as differences in political support, colored both in the first and second round. Anies-Sandi's victory in this local election is interesting to study further by using the political representation approach by Olle Törnquist. The results of this study showed that voters have been polarized through strengthening religious and ethnic sentiments so it can be ignored the factor of achievement, capacity, and track record of candidates. Extensive efforts to spread identity politics were carried out through various movements and actors. The quality of political participation among DKI Jakarta residents can also be seen from the extent of voter autonomy and literacy in determining positions. Based on those results, a critical discussion of the Jakarta Gubernatorial Election 2017 will be a reflection of useful learning to observe the political climate, which transform relation to connect or disconnect relations between constituent and their representative.


Keywords


identity; local democracy; transformative politics; Jakarta Gubernatorial Election.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31332/ai.v14i2.1289

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