The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 8
Page No. 1353 - 1359

Political Party’s Strongmen at Local Level: Blater Versus Lora in Political Arena

Authors : Jainuri and Suryadi

Abstract: The study is to describe political party’s local elite in Malang, East Java. The researcher finds out that there are variation, relation and interaction among elites. Blater a group of local strongmen and elite oligarchy have done unfair practice of nepotism while lora another group of local strong men work together in synergy with democratic elite to have access to power. In order to describe the dynamics of political party local elites, the requirement to fulfill is research methodology that results in descriptive data in the form of words or utterances from individuals or behavior being observed. Interview, focus group discussions and documentary data are the data collection methods. The research’s findings are: the existence of political party strongmen shows the capacity of individuals who have the authority to determine various contexts of power; in the context of power, the existence of political party strongmen can limit as well as reduce the implementation of the political party regulation in the internal dynamics of the local inner circle of political party and close relations depends upon a symbiotic relationship and the expression of mutual interest between the strongmen blater and the oligarchy so that patron-client relation takes place.

How to cite this article:

Jainuri and Suryadi , 2017. Political Party’s Strongmen at Local Level: Blater Versus Lora in Political Arena. The Social Sciences, 12: 1353-1359.

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