Intersecting forces: Relevance of the panca sila to contemporary Indonesian Society

Prentice, L 2007, 'Intersecting forces: Relevance of the panca sila to contemporary Indonesian Society', Asian Social Science, vol. 3, no. 9, pp. 3-6.


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Title Intersecting forces: Relevance of the panca sila to contemporary Indonesian Society
Author(s) Prentice, L
Year 2007
Journal name Asian Social Science
Volume number 3
Issue number 9
Start page 3
End page 6
Total pages 4
Publisher CCSE Canadian Center of Science and Education
Abstract The relevance of the Javanese influenced value system; the Panca Sila to contemporary Indonesian society is examined. Factors such as development, globalization and Islamic fundamentalism have placed strain on traditional values, resulting in an identity shift. In addition, the move by the country's leaders to create either an 'Indonesian Islam' or an 'Islamic Indonesia' leads to different results that have repercussions on both internal and external affairs. Alignment with another Asian culture such as India, which has a prominent Hindu/Buddhist tradition instilled in her culture, rather than the west, is more appropriate to the cultural background and needs of the Indonesian people.
Subject Economic Development and Growth
Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Keyword(s) Indonesia
Panca Sila
Islamization
globalization
development
identity
ISSN 1911-2025
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