Politik Indonesia: Indonesian Political Science Review
Vol 5, No 3 (2020): Democracy and Political Expression

Political Interests and the Common Goods in Public Religion

Amin, Harris Usman (Unknown)
Darwin, Muhadjir (Unknown)
Ikhwan, Hakimul (Unknown)
Syamsiyatun, Siti (Unknown)

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Publish Date
28 Dec 2020


This research explores the Gerakan Salat Subuh Berjamaah (GSSB)/Dawn Congregation Prayer Movement in the city government of Palembang. This policy using religious instruments has been implemented for approximately four years and has received recognition and appreciation from several parties for its benefits to the people and government of Palembang city. This research is qualitative research with a case study method, conducted for three months in Palembang City. The study results conclude that the GSSB policy created a public religion where religion enters the public sphere to fulfil the political actor's political interests (Mayor) and realize the “common goods” of Palembang city.

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Politik Indonesia: Indonesian Political Science Review is political science's premier scholarly research journal on Indonesian politics, providing peer-reviewed articles and review essays from subfields throughout the discipline. Areas covered: local politics, ethics and politics, public policy, and ...