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Islam and Politics in Indonesia: Freedom of Religion or Belief and the influence of Islamic actors

Textbook 2017 88 Pages

Politics - International Politics - Region: South Asia

Summary

In most Islamic societies, freedom of religion or belief is not a reality for religious minorities. Indonesia, home of the biggest Muslim population in the world, is a positive exception in this regard. The country was always a role model for the peaceful co-existence of diverse religious and cultural traditions, but in recent years, Islamic fundamentalist groups challenge the country’s tolerant and pluralistic identity. This book inquires the development of freedom of religion or belief from a political, legal and religious perspective. It analyzes the laws and mechanisms that protect the rights of minorities and traces the role of the country’s most important Islamic organizations and the influence they have on national policy-making. It finally points out possible future developments and how the government can counter the threat of militant Islamism and preserve Indonesia’s tolerant traditions.

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Pages
88
Type of Edition
Erstausgabe
Year
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783960677192
ISBN (Book)
9783960672197
File size
1 MB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v433590
Institution / College
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg – Theologie
Grade
Tags
Human Rights democracy New Order regime minority Pancasila

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