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.
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.