Political Islam and Democratic Change in Indonesia

Paul J. Carnegie

Abstract


In the late 1990s Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, transitioned to democracy amidst concerns over Islamist ascendancy. Yet, a decade later and Indonesia accommodates a diversity of Islamic political expression. The following article considers the clues to this accommodation. It examines the relationship between political Islam and democratisation and its possible future trajectory in Indonesia.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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