Islam and the Secular State in Indonesia

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009 - Social Science - 262 pages
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"This is an excellent book which will have a major impact on the current debate about the relationship between Islam and politics in Indonesia. Its greatest strength is its innovative characterization of three Indonesian Muslim models of polity, as opposed to the normal two, Islamic state and secular state. Assyaukanie brilliantly delineates a third model, which he calls the Religious Democratic State, in the process greatly clarifying our understanding of the previous models, which he now proposes to label the Islamic Democratic State and the Liberal Democratic State. Another strength of the book is methodological. Each of its arguments is solidly grounded in the thoughts and actions of particular players, Indonesian Muslim thinkers and activists." - Professor William R. Liddle, The Ohio State University, USA

 

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Contents

1 ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY AND UTOPIAS
1
2 MUSLIM RESPONSES TO POLITICAL CHANGE
24
Islamic Democratic State
57
Religious Democratic State
97
Liberal Democratic State
140
6 CONTINUITY AND DISCONTINUITY OF THE MODELS
177
7 CONCLUSION
222
BIBLIOGRAPHY
234
INDEX
253
About the Author
262
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About the author (2009)

Luthfi Assyaukanie is Deputy Director of Freedom Institute and Senior Lecturer at Paramadina University, Jakarta.

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