Leadership of Sanusi Daris in the Dynamics Community of Duri Enrekang Regency

Abd. Rahman Pilang


This is a sociology study discussing the leadership of Sanusi Daris in various statuses he was entitled, his carrier was started as a teacher then involved in an independence maintenance movement as a commander of TNI (National Army of Indonesia). Yet, finally he chose to join with Kahar Muzakkar of DI-TII Movement (Darul Islam – Tentara Islam Indonesia) in Baraka, Enrekang Regency.  For the purpose, this writing describes, (1) Profile of Sanusi Daris as an educator, fighter; (2) His position as an agent of change; (3) Perception of people against his personality and leadership.  Data or information obtained through: interview, participation observation, documentation analysis, life history analysis, and folklore analysis. Methodology used is qualitative descriptive approach.  The results of the study show: (1) People of Duri is a community which give special attention to recruitment process of their leaders as for they view that a leader is identical with benefit and prosperity of the people; (2) Sanusi Daris is a charismatic leader; (3) Sanusi Daris is an agents of change, the enforcement of Islam Shari'a has motivated the change in religious system which then lead to socio-cultural changes; (4) People of Duri percept Sanusi Daris as a role model, a leader of trustworthy,  and responsible.

Keyword: Leadership, Educator, Fighter, Charismatic leader, Agent of socio-cultural change

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v4i2.4067

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