Balinese Young Organization as Building of National Character to Counter Asymmetric Warfare in Indonesia


Bali is an Island that has a diversity of cultures and traditions which is the reason for the rapid development of tourism on the Island. However, one of the negative impacts was the penetration of foreign culture into Bali. In an effort to ward off foreign penetration in Bali, the community uses a youth organization called "Sekaa Teruna". This study aims to analysis how youth organizations build the character of young people through regional culture to counter asymmetric warfare through foreign penetration that can change the ideology of the nation. This research is descriptive analysis using primary and secondary data. In conducting research, primary data collection tools are obtained by conducting interviews and field studies, while to obtain secondary data is done by studying documents or literature. The data analysis technique used in this study is descriptive qualitative. This study was examined using the theory of organizational culture and the concept of national character. The results of the study explain that youth organizations in Bali are able to create a national character to counter asymmetric warfare in Indonesia through conducting art training; training in Balinese and Indonesian languages; Ngayah and community service; Sangkep; and carry out socialization to Primary Schools regarding the importance of tolerance and Tri Hita Karana in community life. For the government of Bali and the Government of Indonesia, the existence of youth organizations in Bali has a positive impact to stem the foreign penetration that has occurred.

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Luh Putu Ika Primayanti, Indonesia Defense University, Indonesia
Tri Legionosuko, Indonesia Defense University, Indonesia

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Conference: ACE2019
Stream: Education

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