Islam Beyond Conflict: Indonesian Islam and Western Political Theory (Law, Ethics and Governance)

Islam Beyond Conflict: Indonesian Islam and Western Political Theory (Law, Ethics and Governance)

By: Wayne Hudson (author), Azyumardi Azra (editor)Hardback

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Politically, Islam in Indonesia is part of a rich multi-cultural mix. Religious tolerance is seen as the cornerstone of relations between different faiths - and moderation is built into the country's constitutional framework. However, the advent of democracy coupled with the impact of the South-East Asian economic collapse in 1997, and the arrival of a tough new breed of Middle Eastern Islamic preachers, sowed the seeds of the current challenge to Indonesia's traditionally moderate form of Islam. This volume explores the extent to which moderate Indonesian Islam is able to assimilate leading concepts from Western political theory. The essays in the collection explore how concepts from Western political theory are compatible with a liberal interpretation of Islamic universals and how such universals can form the basis for a contemporary approach to the protection of human rights and the articulation of a modern Islamic civil society.

About Author

Azyumardi Azra is Professor of History and Rector at the State University of Islamic Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia. Wayne Hudson is a Professor of Philosophy and World History at Griffith University, Australia.


Contents: Introduction, Azyumardi Azra and Wayne Hudson; Political modernity and Indonesian Islam, Azyumardi Azra and Wayne Hudson; Islamic perspectives and the rule of law and constitutionalism, N.A. Fadhil Lubis; Constitutional values and an Islamic state, Adnan Buyung Nasution; The ambiguities of the rule of law, Brian Galligan; Western and Islamic conceptions of the rule of law, Spencer Zifcak; Democracy and Islam, Bahtiar Effendy; Islam and democratisation in Indonesia, Ahmad Syafi 'i Maarif; Islam and the claims of democracy, Graham Maddox; Democratic leadership, Haig Patapan; Islamic perspectives on citizenship and statehood, N.A. Fadhil Lubis; Towards a conceptual framework for citizenship, Geoffrey Stokes; Liberal and communitarian approaches to citizenship, Janna Thompson; Problems with citizenship, Barry Hindess; Religious pluralism in Indonesia, Azyumardi Azra; Nationalism and liberalism, John Kane; Pluralism and universalism, George Crowder; Human rights and duties in Islam, N.A. Fadhil Lubis; Human rights and pluralism, Joseph Camilleri; Civil society and tolerance in Indonesia, Saiful Mujani; Civil society and the media in Indonesia, Philip Kitley; Indonesian Islam and democracy: ways ahead, Wayne Hudson and Azyumardi Azra; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780754670926
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9780754670926
  • weight: 606
  • ISBN10: 0754670929

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