Proceedings of the 1st Hasanuddin International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, HICOSPOS 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Makassar, Indonesia

Research Article

State–Society Relations to Prevent Radicalism and Violent Extremism in the Cyberspace of Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291537,
        author={Muhaimin Zulhair Achsin},
        title={State--Society Relations to Prevent Radicalism and Violent Extremism in the Cyberspace of Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Hasanuddin International Conference on Social and Political Sciences, HICOSPOS 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Makassar, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={HICOSPOS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={cyberspace indonesia prevent radicalism relation terrorism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291537}
    }
    
  • Muhaimin Zulhair Achsin
    Year: 2020
    State–Society Relations to Prevent Radicalism and Violent Extremism in the Cyberspace of Indonesia
    HICOSPOS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2291537
Muhaimin Zulhair Achsin1,*
  • 1: Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia
*Contact email: muhaimin.zul@ub.ac.id

Abstract

This research poses a question on how state – society/community relations work to prevent radicalism and violent extremism in the cyberspace of Indonesia through the implementation of PVE (Prevent Violent Extremism) / CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) concept, especially in regards to the importance of engagement with non-state actors. State in this research refers to the leading government agency who carries the responsibility of combating terrorism, namely BNPT (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Terrorisme/ National Agency for Combating Terrorism). The chosen research method is qualitative descriptive, using both primary and secondary data. The primary data was obtained through interview sessions with some reliable and key informants during July and August of 2019. The results in particular show that BNPT has implemented the PVE/CVE in the top-down relations and state-driven network, but it has not been able to fully encourage the growth of civil society’s collective awareness to be voluntarily active in radicalism prevention, particularly in cyberspace