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The politics of Shari'a law : Islamist activists and the state in democratizing Indonesia

Author: Michael Buehler
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Islamization of politics in Indonesia after 1998 presents an underexplored puzzle: why has there been a rise in the number of shari'a laws despite the electoral decline of Islamist parties? Michael Buehler presents an analysis of the conditions under which Islamist activists situated outside formal party politics may capture and exert influence in Muslim-majority countries facing democratization. His analysis
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Buehler, Michael.
Politics of Shari'a law.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016021110
(OCoLC)945745165
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Buehler
ISBN: 9781316778678 1316778673 9781316417843 1316417840 9781316778012 1316778010
OCLC Number: 956508767
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover ; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 State Elites and the Influence of Islamist Activists; 2 Islamist Activism and the State 1945-1998; 3 State Elites and Institutional Change; 4 The Accumulation of Power in Local Politics after 1998; 5 Islamist Parties after 1998: Mobilization without Influence; 6 Islamist Movements after 1998: Mobilization and Influence; 7 Providing Resources in Exchange for Shari'a Regulations; 8 Conclusion: Summary of Findings and Avenues for Future Research. Appendix 1 Number of shari'a regulations adopted, 1998-2013, per administrative unitAppendix 2 Number of effective candidates in West Java and South Sulawesi government head elections, 1998-2013, per administrative unit and year; Appendix 3 Background of local government heads who adopted shari'a regulations, 1998-2013; Bibliography; Index.
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