Doctoral Program of UMM Yields a New Ph.D in Political Studies

Author : Humas | Saturday, February 07, 2015 13:37 WIB
Sadi, who is one of faculties in Universitas of PGRI Banyuwangi, defends his dissertation about political motive of Islamic teachers in Banyuwangi. The open trial is held in Courtroom of Post-graduate Directorate, UMM on Saturday (7/2).

Doctoral Program (S3) of Social and Political Studies, Post-graduate Directorate of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) just graduated a new Ph.D. Based on open trial for doctoral degree in Courtroom of Post-graduate Directorate UMM on Saturday (7/2), Sadi who is one of faculties in PGRI University of Banyuwangi defended his dissertation about political motive of Islamic teachers in Banyuwangi.

            According to chief of examiner team, Prof. Dr. Ishomuddin, M.Si, Sadi is 18th doctor graduated by Doctoral Program of Social and Political Studies, UMM. Besides Ishomuddin, examiner team consisted of Promoter Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin, M.Si, co-promoter I Dr. Achmad Habib, M.A, co-promoter II Prof. Dr. Bambang Widagdo, M.M, examiner secretary Dr. Wahyudi, M.Si, and other team members: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Dja’far, Prof. Dr. Tobroni, M.Si, Prof. Dr. Rahayu Hartini, S.H, and Dr. Latipun, M.Kes.

            According to his research about the involvement of Islamic teachers (Kyai) Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in General Election year 2009 in Sub-district Glenmore, District Banyuwangi, he coined theory named Prophetic Rationality Theory, which is a rationality concept placing religion as reconciliation sources for actions and movements.

            Related to supporting factors of the involvement of Islamic teachers in politics, Sadi explained there were four defined factors: support from political party to gain vote, internal desire from politicians to solve society problems, people’s perspective allowing Islamic teachers to get involved in politics, and historical factor such as numerous empiric evidences related to the significance of their roles in politics.  

            “Personally, It is not a big deal whether they get involved in politics. Indeed, it is great since they will also preach, amar ma’ruf nahi mungkari,” said him.

            However, Sadi also explained that there were various motives why they get involved in politics. Besides preaching, there were also other motives such as: authority motive, social motive, even economy motive. “Since they thought that they have limited area as Islamic teachers and more problems to solve, they then were urged to get involved in politics. It necessarily grows their authority,” he added.

            Apart from these various motives, Sadi stated that they had essential roles in party policy withdrawal, political socialization, political recruitment, authority control, and interest broker. “Given example, in terms of political recruitment, NU always places them as advisory council,” said him.

            Being asked about his preference to study doctoral degree in UMM, Sadi who was also graduated from University of PGRI Banyuwangi (S1) and University of Gajayana Malang (S2) explained that it was due to the fame of UMM in terms of both facilities and academic managements.

            “Moreover, during my doctoral study here, I get motivated by faculties not only in terms of academic but also personal affairs,” he ended. (han/t_stu)

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