Indonesian Pluralities: Islam, Citizenship, and Democracy

Indonesian Pluralities: Islam, Citizenship, and Democracy

Robert W Hefner ; Zainal Abidin Bagir

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814951104

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The crisis of multiculturalism in the West and the failure of the Arab uprisings in the Middle East have pushed the question of how to live peacefully within a diverse society to the forefront. Against this backdrop, Indonesia—as the largest Muslim-majority country in the world and the third-largest democracy—has taken on particular importance. Some analysts say Indonesia offers proof of the compatibility of Islam and democracy, but sceptics argue that the growing religious intolerance that has marred the country’s political transition discredits this. Based on a twenty-month project carried out in several regions of Indonesia, Indonesian Pluralities shows that when assessing democracy and citizenship in Indonesia today, we must examine not only elections and official politics but also the less formal yet more pervasive processes of social recognition at work. The contributors demonstrate that in fact citizen ethics are not static discourses but living traditions that co-evolve in relation to broader patterns of politics, gender, religious resurgence and ethnicity in society.

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Preliminary pages
1. The Politics and Ethics of Social Recognition and Citizenship in a Muslim-Majority Democracy
2. Scaling Plural Coexistence in Manado: What Does It Take to Remain Brothers?
3. Reimagining Tradition and Forgetting Plurality: Religion, Tourism, and Cultural Belonging in the Banda Islands, Maluku
4. Scaling against Pluralism: Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia and Islamist Opposition to Pancasila Citizenship
5. “Enough Is Enough”: Scaling Up Peace in Postconflict Ambon
6. Gender Contention and Social Recognition in Muslim Women’s Organizations in Yogyakarta
7. Religion, Democracy, and Citizenship, Twenty Years after Reformasi
Works Cited

Subjects:Islamic Studies

Number of Pages: 268


University of Notre Dame Press and ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Publication Date: 44246

Format: PB

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