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Islamism in Indonesia: Politics in the Emerging Democracy

by Bernhard Platzdasch

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

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Preliminary pages
Introduction
1. The Waning of the Masyumi Tradition
2. The "Muslim Nation" Dogma
3. Shari'ah Concerns, Motives, and Qualities
4. Vote Maximization: Islamist Electoral Strategies
5. The Triumph of Political Logic
Conclusion
Postscript: "Muslim Nation" Dogma and Pancasila Holdovers
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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  • Number of Pages : 412
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 650g
  • Product Code : 9789814279093
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Bernhard Platzdasch

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.