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Penyair Bali dan Riuh Debat RTRW

Oleh I Nyoman Darma Putra, Bali Post Minggu, 31 Mei 2009

DALAM riuh-rendahnya debat publik mengenai esensi dan substansi Ranperda Rencana Tata Ruang dan Wilayah (RTRW) beberapa pekan terakhir, penyair Bali kelihatan berpangku tangan alias tidak mengangkat pena.

Ini berbeda halnya dengan 15 tahun lalu, ketika Bali heboh dengan pro-kontra pembangunan BNR dan lapangan golf di Tanah Lot dan megaproyek lainnya di Bali Selatan. Saat itu, semangat resistensi atas megaproyek mengalir deras lewat banyak puisi penyair Bali, baik yang dimuat di media massa lokal maupun nasional.

Meski penyair Bali tidak menyuarakan aspirasinya kini, bukan berarti kontribusi mereka kosong. Justru, apa yang mereka lontarkan pertengahan tahun 1990-an masih sangat relevan sampai sekarang. (more…)

May 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm 1 comment

A New Theatre-State in Bali? Aristocracies, the Media and Cultural Revival in the 2005 Local Elections

Link to get the full article:  http://sscs.massey.ac.nz/pdf/Macrae/Pilkada05ASR.pdf

Politik and Pilkada

Until recently, politik was a dirty word in Indonesia, “marked by a sinister tonality acquired after the political killings of the mid-1960s” (Pemberton, 1994, p. 4; see also Antlov, 2003, p. 75). After the fall of Suharto in 1998 and the end of his New Order [Orde Baru] regime, four changes of president in the following six years, and the successive programs of reformasi [reform], demokratisasi [democratisation] and desentralisasi [decentralisation], however, politics is back in the public domain. In Bali, where a studied apoliticism was raised to the level of an art sanctioned by religion (MacRae, 2003); the political has re-entered public life more gradually, with public figures now stepping into the formal political arena as candidates in free elections.

Link to get the full article:  http://sscs.massey.ac.nz/pdf/Macrae/Pilkada05ASR.pdf

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