Islam In Indonesian Politics
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Islam In Indonesian Politics

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Published by South Asia Books .
Written in English


  • Universities,
  • Sociology

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9069180M
ISBN 108120203046
ISBN 109788120203044

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The politics of Indonesia take place in the framework of a presidential representative democratic republic whereby the President of Indonesia is both head of state and head of government and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two People's Representative Councils. Islam is the religion in Indonesia with most adherents, with % of Indonesian population identifying themselves as Muslim in a survey. Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, with approximately million Muslims.. In terms of denomination, the overwhelming majority (99%) adheres to Sunni Islam, while there are around one million Shias (%), who are concentrated. Indonesian Politics and Society: A Reader David Bourchier and Vedi Hadiz, editors London and New York / RoutledgeCurzon / F or many years an essential work for students and indeed teachers of Indonesian politics, both those with a reading knowledge of Indonesian as well as those from other fields, was Herb Feith and Lance Castles’ classic text, Indonesian Political Thinking Based on a PhD thesis at Sciences Po Paris, Delphine Allès’ book [] is intended for those interested in Indonesian studies, Islamic studies, International Relations and Asian Politics. Rich in both historical account and on contemporary developments of Islam and politics in Indonesia and its region, the book, in sections or in its entirety would be an excellent resource even for novices Author: Tuty Raihanah Mostarom.

He challenges the notion that liberal modes of tolerance are a sine qua non of democratization. This book opens new possibilities for the study of religion, governance, politics, and power in a world than can be neither dominated nor defined by Euro-American history and experience.' Indonesian Islam under the Japanese Occupation – Cited by: In an important social change, female Muslim political leaders in Java have enjoyed considerable success in direct local elections following the fall of Suharto in Indonesia. Indonesian Women and Local Politics shows that Islam, gender, and social networks have been decisive in their political by: 8. Examines some of the myriad ways in which Islam is being expressed in contemporary Indonesian life and politics. This book gives insights into such topics as the marketisation of Islam, contemporary pilgrimage, the rise of mass preachers, gender and Islamic politics, online fatwa, and trends among Islamist vigilante and criminal groups. Authored by leading authorities on Indonesian Islam, it gives fascinating insights into such topics as the marketisation of Islam, contemporary pilgrimage, the rise of mass preachers, gender and Islamic politics, online fatwa, current trends among Islamist vigilante and criminal groups, and recent developments in Islamic banking and microfinance.4/5(1).

Aug 01,  · The result is the best volume currently available on the role of Islam and Muslims in Indonesia's democratic transition. This important book should be required reading for specialists of Indonesia and all those interested in how democracy might be constructed in Muslim-majority countries. Politics in Indonesia describes the attitudes, aspirations and frustrations of the key players in Indonesian politics as they struggle to shape the future. The book focuses on the role of political Islam; Douglas E. Ramage shows that the state has been remarkably successful in maintaining secular political institutions in a predominantly Muslim society. Although Islam is the majority religion in Indonesia, this book suggests tha contrary to what might be expected, Islam has not played a dominant role in the country's post-independent politics and policy making. However, sicne the fall of military-backed Suharto's government in May , Islam has become a potent political force inIndonesia. Get this from a library! Islam in Indonesian foreign policy. [Rizal Sukma] -- "This book will provide a useful resource to all those with an interest in the role of Islam in International Politics as well as students of Asian and Religious Studies."--Jacket.