Abstract: The aim of this study was to obtain in-depth information about the relation of power in the general election of legislative candidates 2014 based on the typology actualized in political discourse transactional in Makassar. The type of research was qualitative by using a constructivism approach. In collecting the data, the researchers was collected data discourse through the print media as well as researchers act as a research instrument. Data collected was the relation of power in the general election of legislative candidates in 2014 and contestation pattern of legislative candidate transactional political discourse. The data was obtained through two sources of data namely documentation and informants. Data was collected through in-depth interviews. The data were analyzed using the technique of interactive analysis intended to look at the process, meaning and power relations in the political discourse transactional. The results showed that the pattern of authority relations affect the closeness of political actors with some officials/local authorities in the city of Makassar. Proximity is seen in the pattern of relationships among political party leaders resulted in their patterns of cooperation in the use of power to give effect to the citizens (voters) pattern is also the visible proximity of the proximity of political actors who want to give effect to the citizens as a form of support.
Abdullah Rachim, T.R. Andi Lolo and Andi Agustang, 2018. Relations Authority (Political Studies Transactional in General Election Legislative Candidates in Makassar). The Social Sciences, 13: 496-501.