Religion and the Indonesian Constitution: a recent debate

Hosen, Nadirsyah (2005) Religion and the Indonesian Constitution: a recent debate. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 36 3: 419-440. doi:10.1017/S0022463405000238


Author Hosen, Nadirsyah
Title Religion and the Indonesian Constitution: a recent debate
Journal name Journal of Southeast Asian Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4634
Publication date 2005-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0022463405000238
Volume 36
Issue 3
Start page 419
End page 440
Total pages 22
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Subject 390102 Comparative Law
390103 Constitutionalism and Constitutional Law
Abstract This article examines the recent debate on the position of syari'ah in Indonesian constitutional amendments (1999-2002). The article operates at two levels: a historical review of the debate on Islam and state in Indonesia and a theoretical effort to situate the Indonesian debate in the broader context of debates over Islam and constitutions. It argues that the rejection of the proposed amendment to Article 29, dealing with Islam, has shown that Indonesian Islam follows the substantive approach of syari'ah, not the formal one.
Keyword Indonesia
Islam
constitution
Syari'ah
State
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2006 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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Created: Mon, 26 Sep 2005, 10:00:00 EST by Nadir Hosen on behalf of T.C. Beirne School of Law