ASIA-PACIFIC: Islam and Law in Indonesia: The Significance of Symbols

@article{Warburton2008ASIAPACIFICIA,
  title={ASIA-PACIFIC: Islam and Law in Indonesia: The Significance of Symbols},
  author={E. Warburton},
  journal={Alternative Law Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={113 - 114}
}
  • E. Warburton
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Alternative Law Journal
  • In Indonesia, disputes over Islam's political and moral role in public life are not new, but have a long history dating back as far as the constitutional debates of the 1940s. At that time, attempts by Muslim political groups to formally enshrine Islam within the new constitution were quashed, and Pancasila became the ideological foundation for the nation.1 When President Suharto’s thirty-two-year reign came to an end in 1998, debates over these issues emerged once again. Attempts to gain… CONTINUE READING
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