Merhaba Misafir

Nation-building, belonging and multiculturalism in Indonesia: Contextualising Ibn Khaldun’s theories and beyond

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This paper strives to reread and recontextualise the ideas of Ibn Khaldun on diversity, group feeling and political legitimacy, most specifically within the contemporary context of nation-state. Ibn Khaldun states, “A dynasty rarely establishes itself firmly in lands with many different tribes and groups”. A high level of diversity (with no social cohesion), is regarded as a peril rather than a promise, most particularly to the stability of the state or dynasty. This paper address the following problems: (a) what societal cultures which contribute to the Indonesian nation-building; (b) how do the minority groups perceive their belonging to the nation and how do they respond to the nation-building.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : İbn Haldun Çalışmaları Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2018
  • Cilt : 3
  • ISSN : 2651-379X
  • Sayı : 2
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 175-188
  • IO Kayıt No : 100058
  • Yayıncı : İbn Haldun Üniversitesi