Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Public Management (icpm-14)

The Issue of Official Religions and The Need for Multicultural Policy in Indonesia

Authors
Bowo Sugiarto, Novia Anggarina Hapsari
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Available Online August 2014.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm-14.2014.72How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Identity card; multicultural policy; official religions; Baduy Luar tribe
Abstract
Examining the problem within the discourse on official religions and the religious discrimination has been experienced by The Baduy Luar tribe in the obtaining of identity card (Kartu Tanda Penduduk), this paper proposes an argument of the need for more multicultural policy in Indonesia. The discrimination which has been experienced by the members of The Baduy Luar tribe is that they cannot list their religion, Sunda Wiwitan, in their identity cards since it is considered not a religion. Revisiting the regulations which has given contribution to the discourse on official religions in Indonesia, this article argues that the notion of official religions apparently does not have a strong legal basis. Therefore, the identity card policy in the post-New Order Indonesia has been established based on a fragile and problematic foundation. Based on Kymlicka’s theory of multiculturalism, this paper concludes that the members of Baduy Luar have a legitimate reason to list their religion in their identity cards.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Public Management (icpm-14)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
August 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-20-2
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm-14.2014.72How to use a DOI?
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