The Indonesian Case
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- Globalization, Neoliberalism, Resistance, Far-right
This paper will discuss about the rise of far-right groups in Indonesia which is represented by Islamic organizations and how the government can handle it. This phenomenon can be seen as a part of the rise of far-right groups in global stage, signified by Donald Trump's victory in America and Britain's vote to exit the European Union. The similarity between these phenomena is the appearance of groups claiming to represent a certain traditional identity who opposes international authority. In this case, the international authority is neoliberal-capitalism regime which enters their respective local territory through globalization. This paper will use Richard Falk's theory on globalization and resistance. According to Falk, Globalization will make neoliberal economics the only government agenda and force them to ignore programs that benefit society, such as social welfare. Because of that, resistance from local groups will be inevitable. By using discourse analysis on the declaration of Sharia Cooperatives 212, this paper finds that the rise of far-right groups in Indonesia is a form of resistance to neoliberal-capitalism regime. In the end, this paper argues that the government's sensitivity toward the people's well-being is the first step that must be taken in order to deal with the rise of far-right groups in Indonesia.
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TY - CONF AU - Gema Ramadhan Bastari PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - The Indonesian Case BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 320 EP - 324 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.67 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.67 ID - Bastari2017/11 ER -