Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Millennials

Democracy Among The Millennials (A Phenomenology Study On Democracy Dialectics In The Millennium Age Among University Students In West Java)

Kokom Komariah; Suwandi Sumartias; Ari Agung Prastowo

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 1212-1222

Political system in Indonesia is never change eventhough Indonesia has through reformation era. Indonesia has Pancasila as a perspective or ideology that it can be used by politician to creating program. Politic is not only how to got a position, but it is talked about how to make relationship between country and the publics, or between country and other countries. In the digital era, politician has alternative media to share their vision, idea and program with their constituents especially millennials. The millennials are potensial voters and they are using digital media to reach information including political message. This research are using phenomenology approach because this research are exploring perspective millennials about democracy, how millennials understanding the political situation and the millennials experiences in politicial communication and how millennials are giving a definition about politic and democracy. The millennial informants of this study were not fully satisfied with the implementation of democracy. It was evident in the fact that there were many cases of fraud and cheat in general election process and that people’s aspiration had not been fully facilitated in policy making processes. In spite of the practice of democracy that was not fully implemented, there was a benefit of democracy in political landscape, i.e. the freedom of speech, especially through digital media. In selecting media as sources of political information, informants considered several criteria, including the way the media delivered the messages, characteristics, and reputation of the media