Jalan Ideologi Dalam Negara Demokrasi

Dictionary definitions about ideology are not particularly helpful in attempting to capture the real underlying meaning, particularly when applied to constitutional democracies such as our own. One online dictionary definition refers to ideology as “the body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture” and “a set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.” The Encarta dictionary similarly informs us that ideology is “a closely organized system of beliefs, values, and ideas forming the basis of a social, economic, or political philosophy or program.”
Author: Rocky Gerung
Issue Date: January 2016
Volume: V
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 111