Nationalism, Islam, 'secularism', and the state in contemporary Indonesia

Elson, R. E. (2010) Nationalism, Islam, 'secularism', and the state in contemporary Indonesia. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 64 3: 328-343. doi:10.1080/10357711003736493

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Author Elson, R. E.
Title Nationalism, Islam, 'secularism', and the state in contemporary Indonesia
Journal name Australian Journal of International Affairs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-7718
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10357711003736493
Open Access Status
Volume 64
Issue 3
Start page 328
End page 343
Total pages 16
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article seeks to explain the impact of Muslim politics on the Indonesian nation and, in particular, why Islamism has found so little political traction. It argues that Islamist ideas were late in emerging in modern Indonesia, and long remained marginal to Indonesians' ideas of what their nation should be and do. It notes, however, that Indonesia's deepening Islamisation has resulted in a sense of growing sectarianism and a developing accommodation of Islamic agendas by Indonesia's pseudo-secular state that requires careful management if respectful pluralism and mutual tolerance is to be maintained.
© 2010 Australian Institute of International Affairs.
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