Islamism in Indonesia: Politics in the Emerging Democracy

Islamism in Indonesia: Politics in the Emerging Democracy

Bernhard Platzdasch

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814279093

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The fall of President Soeharto in May 1998 and the introduction of multi-party democracy by President BJ Habibie have unleashed religious parties (both Islamic and Christian) in Indonesian politics. This study shows that the Islamist agenda of the Islamist parties is overshadowed by their political pragmatism. This book is a must-read account on the rise and failure of the Islamist struggle in Indonesia's emerging democracy. Platzdasch's work is without a doubt a significant and timely contribution to a better understanding of Islamic politics in contemporary Indonesia. - Professor Azyumardi Azra, Professor of History & Director, Graduate School, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 650
Author Biography:Bernard Platzdasch is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. He has published articles in journals such as Studia Islamika and Inside Indonesia as well as in the international press.
Binding: Hardcover
Keywords: Sociology of Religion
Page count: 412
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20091125

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