The focus of this research is to analyze the structure of the communication networks in the environmental social movement in Samin indigenous communities in Pati, Central Java, to study the factors affecting communication network centrality and its contribution to promotion of public participation in an environmental movement. This study uses quantitative and qualitative approaches, covering analysis of communication network structure with UCINET and statistical analysis with Path Analysis. The study finds that (1) network structure formed in Samin Indigenous Communities in Bombong hamlet in connection with a plan to build a cement factory has low cohesiveness, communication network patterns which are spread and fragmented, (2) factors that influence the level of the centrality of the network are perception of individuals and the level of political engagement, (3) the factors that influence the level of participation in social movements, are the level of political engagement, the level of involvement in the affiliate, and the degree of centrality. Therefore it is evident that the centrality of communication networks influences people's participation in social movements titled 'Tolak Pabrik Semen' (Against Cement Factory).
|Journal||Jurnal Komunikasi Indonesia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2017|
- Communication Networks; Social Movements; Environment; Political Participation; Samin Indigenous Community