Merajut Kohesi Nasional: Etno-Nalisonalisme dan Otonomi Daerah dalam Proses Demokratisasi

Purwo Santoso
Journal article Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik • March 2001 Indonesia

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Uncritical understanding of the notion of nation-state in Indonesia has led a discredit to ethno-nationalism, which essentially is the primary form of nationalism in favour of the secondary form of nationalism. The former refers to a shared imagination of being a member of ethnic group, and the later refers to a shared feeling of being a citizen of the state. Such a mistreatment of ethno-nationalism in governing the state has troubled the state itself as demand of more local autonomy sprang out. It is through a process of political decentralization that the state attempt to accommodate demand for expressing ethno-nationalism. The difficult process of negotiating transition toward a democratic order in Indonesia is eased by the states capability to redefine the meaning of nationalism and local autonomy.




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