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Islam in Indonesia: The Contest for Society, Ideas and Values

Carool Kersten


Islam in Indonesia maps the debates between progressive and reactionary Muslims in Indonesia since the regime change of 1998 and the start of a democratization process in the world’s largest Muslim nation state. Conceived as an intellectual history or history of ideas, this book situates these debates in Indonesia’s political context of the last fifteen years; it identifies and charts the genealogies of the different interlocutors; individual intellectuals and activists, institutions and outlets, which shape the discursive formations articulating the issues at hand. Organized around the concep ... More

Keywords: Indonesia, Democracy, Secularism, Pluralism, Liberalism, Islamic statehood, Islamic law, Freedom of Religion, Religious Minorities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190247775
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247775.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carool Kersten, author
King's College London