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Democracy and Islam in Indonesia

Alfred Stepan and Mirjam Künkler


In this volume, political scientists, religious scholars, legal theorists, and anthropologists examine the theory and practice of Indonesia's democratic transition and consider whether it can serve as a model for other Muslim countries. It looks at the events of 1998, when Indonesia's military government collapsed, igniting fears that economic, religious and political conflicts would complicate any democratic transition. It shows that, despite these concerns, in every year since 2006, the world's most populous Muslim country has received high marks from international democracy-ranking organiza ... More

Keywords: Indonesia, democratic transition, Muslim countries, legal pluralism, Chile, Spain, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231161916
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231161916.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alfred Stepan, editor
Columbia University

Mirjam Künkler, editor

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