Pendidikan Demokrasi Dan Hubungannya Dengan Hak - Hak Azazi Manusia
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This paper discusses the importance of democratic education and its relation to human rights to Indonesian society. The targeted audience would be Indonesian adult citizens who have right to vote in the 2009 election. Democracy requires human rights. Democratic values are rooted from the very nature of human rights. These values include freedoms, rights, equality, responsibilities, and beliefs concerning societal conditions and governmental responsibilities for citizens in Indonesian democratic society. Understanding universal democratic values is essential but applying them into civic action to Indonesian context requires both sound skills and robust knowledge. In addition to providing several requirement for a democratic society, this paper would employ human relation strategy through discussion of recent specific social issue on golput (lit. white group), or a group of citizens who do not use their right to vote. During the discussion participants are helped to understand cause and effect concepts in order that they are able to learn how to make their reasoned choices and consequences of those choices for themselves and others. This is very crucial to enhance Indonesians’ critical thinking skills as a requirement for citizenship in a democracy.