The State, Ulama and Islam in Malaysia and Indonesia - E-book
Norshahril Saat
The State, Ulama and Islam in Malaysia and Indonesia
€ 94,99
ISBN:
9789048532902
Release date:
12-12-2017
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Edition:
PDF
Pages:
256
Author:
Norshahril Saat
Series:
The State, Ulama and Islam in Malaysia and Indonesia
The Suharto (1966-98) government of Indonesia and the Mahathir (1981-2003) government of Malaysia both launched Islamisation programmes, upgrading and creating religious institutions. The author argues that, while generally ulamas, or religious teachers, had to support state ideologies, they sometimes succeeded in ŸcapturingŒ the state by influencing policies in their favour. The author builds his argument on strong fieldwork data, especially interviews, and he engages in critical discussion of comparative politics paradigms and the concept of capture.