The Resource Civil Islam : Muslims and democratization in Indonesia, Robert W. Hefner

Civil Islam : Muslims and democratization in Indonesia, Robert W. Hefner

Label
Civil Islam : Muslims and democratization in Indonesia
Title
Civil Islam
Title remainder
Muslims and democratization in Indonesia
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Hefner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Civil Islam" tells the story of Islam and democratization in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation. Challenging stereotypes of Islam as antagonistic to democracy, this study of courage and reformation in the face of state terror suggests possibilities for democracy in the Muslim world and beyond. Democratic in the early 1950s and with rich precedents for tolerance and civility, Indonesia succumbed to violence. In 1965, Muslim parties were drawn into the slaughter of half a million communists. In the aftermath of this bloodshed, a "New Order" regime came to power, suppressing democratic forces and instituting dictatorial controls that held for decades. Yet from this maelstrom of violence, repressed by the state and denounced by conservative Muslims, an Islamic democracy movement emerged, strengthened, and played a central role in the 1998 overthrow of the Soeharto regime. In 1999, Muslim leader Abdurrahman Wahid was elected President of a reformist, civilian government. In explaining how this achievement was possible, Robert Hefner emphasizes the importance of civil institutions and public civility, but argues that neither
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
322/.1/09598
Index
index present
LC call number
BP63.I5
LC item number
H44 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in Muslim politics
Label
Civil Islam : Muslims and democratization in Indonesia, Robert W. Hefner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democratization in an age of religious revitalization -- Civil precedence -- Contests of Nation -- Ambivalent alliances : religion and politics in the Early New Order -- The Modernist travail -- Islam deferred : regimist Islam and the struggle for the middle class -- Uncivil state : Muslims and violence in Soeharto's fall -- Conclusion : Muslim politics, global modernity
Control code
ocm52243373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691050461
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33281051
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52243373
  • pebcs0691050465

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