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JSPES, Vol. 46, No. 3-4 (Fall-Winter 2021)
pp. 330-351

Indonesia: Counter-Terrorism During the Second Round of Yudhoyono Administration Policy

Paryento Paryanto, Achmad Nurmandi, Zuly Qodir, and Christine B. Tenorio
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

This article examines Indonesia’s counter-terrorism policy, especially in the second tenure of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). It used Anthony Giddens’s perspective to analyze the domain of signification, domination and legitimation. The results showed that counter-terrorism policies were more intensified initially and gradually relaxed until the end of President SBY’s second tenure. Indonesia’s government policy focused more on construction and public understanding of terrorism. Moreover, the policies focused on building public awareness, law enforcement, and legal protection. The government’s implementation of counter-terrorism policy is more repressive. In this article, the data used were sourced from the attachment to the President’s Speech delivered in 2009-2014. Data were analyzed using the NVivo 12 Plus software. The outcome of the inquiry provides a useful analytical tool in studying government policies on counter-terrorism.