EKONOMI NARKOTIKA DAN RESISTENSI KOLEKTIF TERHADAP APARAT PENEGAK HUKUM: SUATU KAJIAN MENGENAI DINAMIKA DALAM RELASI KEKUASAAN ANTARA NEGARA DAN MASYARAKAT DI PERUMAHAN PERMATA JAKARTA BARAT

*ADITYA MUHAMMAD AKBAR ADITYA MUHAMMAD AKBAR - 
Received: 21 Jan 2014; Published: 21 Jan 2014.
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Abstract
Perumahan Permata, a residential area located in West Jakarta commonly known as
Kampung Ambon, is an area plagued with high crime rate. The migrant community residing
in this area are originally members of the lower class stratum who find employment in
various kinds of street crime activities. In the pas few years, Perumahan Permata raises
growing public concerns over the existence of an illicit economy fuelled by illegal drugs
trafficking. The issue has not yet been utterly solved up until today since it involves a
network of community based organized crime at the grass root level whuch never hesitates
to openly resist law enforcement efforts. This phenomenon signifies a shift in the existing
state-society power relations.
By conducting a field research utilizing in-depth interviews and participatory
observation author attempts to explore the socio-economic factors behind this phenomenon,
in order to explain how the existing criminal network operates, as well as to explain how
collective resistance towards autjority might occur. Research findings show existing
connection between the development of narcotics economy and collective resistance
towards state authority in Perumahan Permata. Organized drufs trafficking increases the
capabilities of the resoective community to mobilize available power resources and
eventually strengthens its position towards the state. On the other hand, ineffective
behaviour of certain law enforcement officials who are secretly involved in criminal networks
makes it difficult for the state apparatus to gain legitimacy for taking repressive measures to
impose control over the illegal drugs trafficking acrivities in the area.
Keyword : State – Society, Power Relation

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