Islamization and Activism in Malaysia

Islamization and Activism in Malaysia

Julian C H Lee

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812308382

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Islamization and Activism in Malaysia examines aspects of the increasing political and social profile of Islam in Malaysia and describes how different kinds of activists in Malaysia have sought to protect fundamental liberties and to improve the state of democracy in Malaysia. In particular, focus is paid to activists who engage with electoral process, the law and the public sphere, and in particular, to movements that cut across or combine these realms of action. Spanning the period of the Prime Ministership of Abdullah Badawi, Julian C. H. Lee's grounded analysis examines the most important issues of that period including the freedom of religion case of Lina Joy, the Islamic state debate, and events surrounding the 8 March 2008 general elections.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 260
Author Biography:Julian C.H. Lee is a lecturer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Monash University. He was recently an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Sociology of Religion
Page count: 163
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20100514

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