NATIONALISM CIVIL SOCIETY: A CHALLENGE TO THE EXISTENCY OF STATE
Nationalism and civil society become the topic which are very much discussed after the collapse of the new order. Where Indonesia started looking for the right herbs for the existence of life of the nation. Nationalism is considered able to bridge the plurality faced by the people of Indonesia with a high risk of emerging social conflicts which can cause further loosening of social relationships and tend materialist. The discourse about nationalism certainly can not be separated from democracy and civil society.The existence of the state will be threatened if the ethnic nationalism is more dominant than civic nationalism. In this condition,the presence of civil society to participate actively in civic life that promote tolerance, not closed and open social compromise is necessary. It is assumed that the country will be strong if it has a strong democratic system. Strong democracy is supported by the citizens as a civil society. Civil society is strong when there is an association with the country.Democratic life of the country results to citizenship and civil society. In a democracy, the rights of the individual, the fulfillment of the basic needs of individuals and assurance, confidence and even lack of certainty among the public is the root of the emergence of civil society.Nationalism is present in the state as unifying the nation from a wide variety of challenges in an era of increasingly advanced in democratic countries. Each generation will vary to meet the challenges and the reaction in the embodiment of nationalism. The challenges to nationalism are getting hard in the era of 4.0.
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