Constructing Modern Indonesia Based on Pancasila in Dialogue with the Political Concepts Underlying the Idea of Human Rights

MADUNG, Otto Gusti Ndegong (2021) Constructing Modern Indonesia Based on Pancasila in Dialogue with the Political Concepts Underlying the Idea of Human Rights. Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights, 5 (1). pp. 1-24. ISSN 2599-2147

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Abstract

This article examines the role of ‘Pancasila’ as an ideological basis and collective identity for Indonesia’s multicultural society. Indonesian history demonstrates the power of Pancasila in uniting the nation’s diverse peoples and cultures. Pancasila relates to five principles that construct the ethical basis for one common home, i.e. Indonesia. The five principles are as follows: belief in one God; humanity; Indonesia’s national unity; representative democracy; and social justice for all Indonesian citizens. This article argues that, in the midst of democratisation and the openness to globalisation, Pancasila needs to be re-interpreted to secure a place and remain relevant in contemporary political discourse. It proposes that Pancasila should be read in light of dialogue between communitarian and liberal discourses. Such a dialogue is necessary to cope with the dogmatisation of Pancasila and conflicting values which can result in the loss of its political relevance as a collective identity. Furthermore, liberalism and communitarianism are the two fundamental philosophical pillars, beside socialism, upon which the concept of human rights has been developed. Therefore, combining Pancasila with these two philosophical concepts is very important to strengthen the role of Pancasila in promoting the idea and practice of human rights in Indonesia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Program Studi Ilmu Filsafat
Depositing User: Mr Otto Gusti Ndegong Madung
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 00:57
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2021 05:31
URI: http://repository.stfkledalero.ac.id/id/eprint/821

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