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Author Kingsley, Jeremy J., author.

Title Religious authority and local governance in eastern Indonesia / Jeremy J. Kingsley.

Published Carlton, Victoria, Australia : Melbourne University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KT 3832.8 KING    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail SpC/MUP  306.69709598 KING    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description x, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Series MUP Islamic studies series.
MUP Islamic studies series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-190) and index.
Summary Religion plays a key role in everyday affairs in Indonesia - including governance at the local, regional and national level. This book investigates the local governance landscape of the world's largest Muslim majority state, Indonesia, by providing a detailed account of local communities and religious authority on the eastern Indonesian island of Lombok - one of the nation's most pious areas. In particular, this book considers the interaction of state and non-state actors and institutions and how these institutions are interwoven into a fabric of governance. Through an ethnographic case study of an Islamic boarding school, Darul Falah, and the community committed to it, this book trains its focus upon local Muslim religious leaders (Tuan Guru) who are central to local governance. Drawing upon the notion of the fabric of governance, this book shows how governance is woven from multiple strands, which are made up of a combination of institutions, rules and actors to be interpreted within dynamic social, legal and political processes. In doing so, this book employs a new means to theorise governance frameworks and understand how religion and governance are tightly intertwined. Religious Authority and Local Governance in Eastern Indonesia seeks to re-orient discussions of Indonesian political and legal affairs from the ground up and use local governance as a means to speak to larger social, legal and political issues.
Subject Authority -- Religious aspects.
Indonesia -- Politics and government.
Indonesia -- Religion.
ISBN 9780522871302 (paperback)
0522871305 (paperback)
9780522873054 (hardback)
0522873057 (hardback)
9780522871319 (epub)
0522871313 (epub)

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