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Deradicalizing and Strengthening Civic Values among the Youth: An Analysis of Ideology Criticism Philosophy


Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 27, Issue 3, September 2019

Keywords: Civic values, deradicalization, ideology criticism, the youth

Published on: 13 September 2019

This article is aimed at discussing the programs which seek to deradicalize and strengthen civic values among the youth. The approach adopted in this present article is an analysis of ideology criticism philosophy. This analysis is used to study the aforesaid programs which are implemented by educational institutions in Indonesia. Ideology criticism is used to free our knowledge from either implicit or explicit ideological interest. Using the ideology criticism, we can understand the background of the emergence of radicalism with all forms of its expressions. We may also analyze all forms of expressions of resistances to radicalism ideology through deradicalization programs. This article concludes that the most important step to take in the process of deradicalization is to understand the characters and ideologies of radicalism and terrorism movements. This step is important because when incidences of radicalism and terrorism often happen in Indonesia, the actors of radicalism and terrorism are arrested or killed. Radicalism at present has become an ideology that has been growing and developing among its adherents. By understanding the characters and ideology of radicalism movements, the programs of deradicalization and civic values strengthening among the youth through the educational institution becomes more effective. What is also important to note is that such programs should be conducted dialogically and humanly. Cross-cultural dialogues should involve believers from various religions.

ISSN 0128-7702

e-ISSN 2231-8534

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