Track: Case Studies
This paper aims to find a positive form of practice that the political elite practices at the time of the election. The process of social interaction that shapes individual behavior in politics is also a means of political elites supporting interests. The study tries to find a form of political strategy that political elites can use to create an agreement. The relationship between the public as voters and the political elite certainly gave rise to many models of social exchange. To minimize the bad image of politics, the author seeks to explain the positive procession of social interactions born from both sides. The method used by the author with a qualitative approach was sourced from secondary data in the form of books and journals. This paper reveals that positive values can be formed in a political contest. The interaction of political elites gives birth to relationships and social networks that can be used as a tool of support. The behavior of the political elite closely related to negative imagery indicates stigmatization carried out by the lay community. In the end, the author found a storyline related to the compromises made by the political elite, namely as a means of mitigating conflict, the process of interaction that gave birth to the agreement, alternative politics to the strengthening of networks for the politics of sustainability. Furthermore, compromise can be seen as behavior that is beneficial to the public interest and politics can be interpreted as a form of the common good.