Politics in Indonesia: Democracy, Islam and the Ideology of Tolerance, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Politics in Indonesia

Democracy, Islam and the Ideology of Tolerance, 1st Edition

By Douglas E. Ramage

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290 pages

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Politics in Indonesia describes the attitudes, aspirations and frustrations of the key players in Indonesian politics as they struggle to shape the future. The book focuses on the role of political Islam; Douglas E. Ramage shows that the state has been remarkably successful in maintaining secular political institutions in a predominantly Muslim society. He analyses the way in which political questions are framed with reference to the national ideology, the Pancasila.

About the Author

A Research Fellow in the Programme on International Economics and Politics at the East-West Centre, Hawaii. A former Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia, he previously held appointments at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and the University of Hawaii.

About the Series

Politics in Asia

Politics in Asia
Politics in Asia has long been established as a source of distinctive and authoritative studies on the political life of Asia. The series covers a broad range of countries and aspects of politics, and includes volumes from some of the leading scholars working in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General