The Social Sciences

Year: 2020
Volume: 15
Issue: 11
Page No. 338 - 343

Social Consensus Regarding Leadership Succession at the Al-Akhlakul Karimah Pesantren in Central Java Province

Authors : Imam Santosa, Masrukin and Siti Bariyah

Abstract: This research explored the process of leadership succession in a pesantren community and the associated organizational framework which is based on achieving an internal consensus to prevent a chaotic succession process. The research location was Akhlakul Karimah Pesantren, Central Java Province which is an important center of education for the pesantren community. Primary and secondary data were collected through in-depth interviews and observations and secondary data analysis was performed. This research covered the entire pesantren community including caretakers, religious teachers and alumni. Spokespeople for the pesantren community in various locations were the data sources. The research was based on both etic and emic approaches. The research’s result showed that succession in the pesantren community is usually a natural process; however, given the prestige associated with the top “PPP4” leadership position, several vying parties/factions emerged. There tended to be more internal support for hereditary successors to the top leadership position compared to their competitors. Personal charisma was key to securing internal support. Conflict tends to remain latent, any conflict that did occur was reduced by internal consolidation and social consensus, achieved through key figures in the community. This research indicates the importance of shared solidarity to address and solve internal community problems. The Pesantren’s leadership can be used in educational institutions in which based on traditional Islamic religion and needs to be supportive of The Religious Educational Management. The Pesantren’s leadership can enhance the significant commitment of students and teachers as well as to reduce stress and any other conflicts.

How to cite this article:

Imam Santosa, Masrukin and Siti Bariyah, 2020. Social Consensus Regarding Leadership Succession at the Al-Akhlakul Karimah Pesantren in Central Java Province. The Social Sciences, 15: 338-343.

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