PKS after 2019 Indonesian Legislative Election: a Potential Force for Religious Democracy or a Danger Toward Islamic Fundamentalism?
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- Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), fundamentalism, Islamic populism, urban middle-class
According to the Litbang Kompas and Indobarometer’s survey, The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) remarkably became the only Islamist faction that broke into the big five in the 2019 Indonesian national legislative election, along with nationalists Indonesian Democratic Party - Struggle (PDIP), Party of Functional Group (Golkar), Great Indonesian Movement Party (Gerindra), and Nationalist Democrat (Nasdem). PKS achievement came when some researchers criticized the party for its fundamentalism principles. Others were worried about the party's stance on women's public role that is regarded as a backward step towards feminism agendas. PKS's feat is academically interesting as it was achieved in the backdrops of fundamentalism discourse against the party. How the party became such a force in the Indonesian political landscape? What impact does the achievement have to the multiculturalism practices in Indonesia, given that PKS supported Sharia law enforcement in Aceh a decade ago? This study uses a qualitative approach. In-depth interviews were conducted with three sources from PKS to supplement literature analysis. The study found that there is an ideological evolution in PKS in terms of pluralism and Islamic roles within the state administration. The party's practical stances are now becoming more pragmatic and inclusive. Moreover, PKS was benefited from the contemporary Islamic populism tide, in which it represents the ever-growing urban middle-class Muslims.
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TY - CONF AU - Ui Ardaninggar Luthtitianti PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - PKS after 2019 Indonesian Legislative Election: a Potential Force for Religious Democracy or a Danger Toward Islamic Fundamentalism? BT - Proceedings of the 1st Annual Internatioal Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (AICOSH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 144 EP - 148 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aicosh-19.2019.30 DO - 10.2991/aicosh-19.2019.30 ID - Luthtitianti2019/08 ER -