Vol. 46, No. 3-4 (Fall-Winter 2021)
Indonesia: Counter-Terrorism During the Second Round of
Yudhoyono Administration Policy
Paryento Paryanto, Achmad Nurmandi, Zuly Qodir, and Christine B.
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
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.