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Author Hefner, Robert W., 1952-

Title Civil Islam : Muslims and Democratization in Indonesia.

Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (311 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Contents Cover; title; copyright; contents; foreword; preface; acknowledgments; list of abbreviations; chapter one: democratization in an age of religious revitalization; chapter two: civil precedence; chapter three: contests of nation; chapter four: ambivalent alliances: religion and politics in the early new order; chapter five: the modernist travail; chapter six: islam deferred: regimist islam and the struggle for the middle class; chapter seven: uncivil state: muslims and violence in soeharto's fall; chapter eight: conclusion: muslim politics, global modernity; notes; index.
Summary Civil Islam tells the story of Islam and democratization in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation. Challenging stereotypes of Islam as antagonistic to democracy, this study of courage and reformation in the face of state terror suggests possibilities for democracy in the Muslim world and beyond. Democratic in the early 1950s and with rich precedents for tolerance and civility, Indonesia succumbed to violence. In 1965, Muslim parties were drawn into the slaughter of half a million communists. In the aftermath of this bloodshed, a "New Order" regime came to power, suppressing democratic fo.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject N.U. (Organization)
Islam and state -- Indonesia.
Islam and politics -- Indonesia.
Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 1966-1998.
Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 1998-
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400823871 (electronic bk.)
1400823870 (electronic bk.)