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Open Access Family rule in Wajo, South Sulawesi

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Family rule in Wajo, South Sulawesi

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This chapter examines the position of aristocratic power holders in the district of Wajo, South Sulawesi, from the late New Order until the elections in 2004. In particular it addresses the following questions: To what extent was administrative power embedded in aristocratic family rule in the late New Order? Which families were involved, and how did they exercise their rule? and, What was the impact of Reformasi and regional autonomy in Wajo? The chapter also addresses the questions: What changes can be observed? What was the effect of the elections in 2004 on the position of the aristocracy? Finally, what kind of changes took place in the local power structure between the late New Order period and 2004? The chapter describes how the aristocratic elite in Wajo tried to survive with 'coerseductive' strategies, when the political system to which they were accustomed began to change.

Keywords: aristocratic family rule; New Order period; Reformasi; regional autonomy; South Sulawesi; Wajo

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