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Research Paper | Communication Science | Malaysia | Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021
The Role of Civil Society in Democracy in Indonesia Post 1998 Reform
Jamhur Poti | Mohd Khairie Ahmad
Abstract: This study aims to answer the role of civil society in democratization in Indonesia after the 1998 reformation. Democracy in Indonesia is still at an elite level, only limited to freedom in the political aspect, and has not yet touched on the economic aspect which is a strengthening of democracy. Weakening in the economic aspect will have an impact on all aspects of people's lives, with weak resources it will not provide support for democracy. Barriers to democracy associated with inability of the ruling regime to implement good and clean governance, transparency and accountability are priorities as a democratic country. That the future of democracy in Indonesia is unlikely to make significant progress, the post-democracy model will remain in line with Indonesian political life. Although democracy Indonesia will not lead to an authoritarian model of government, it will not lead to a truly democratic form of government. Indonesia is a multicultural country based on multi-ethnicity, multilingualism, multi-religion and multi-culture. If this reality cannot be managed and implemented properly, it will cause a commotion that can endanger unity and integrity, in fact there will be separate. The conflicts that have occurred in the community so far are due to the lack of involvement and participation of civil society in decision-making on governance. If the Indonesian nation is able to manage these differences and obstacles well, it will become a great asset and strength in realizing true democracy, namely a strong country, prosperous and prosperous society, safe and peaceful in diversity. The ongoing democratization in Indonesia does not override the noble norms and values which form the basis of the nation, state and society, which always prioritize ethics, politeness, diversity and deliberation, contained in Pancasila which is the basis of the Republic of Indonesia, Pancasila is' 'way of live' in the life of the Indonesian people.
Keywords: Civil Society, Democratization, Reform
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021,
Pages: 811 - 816