Alternative models of Islamic governance in Southeast Asia: Neo‐Sufism and the Arqam experiment in Malaysia

@article{Nagata2004AlternativeMO,
  title={Alternative models of Islamic governance in Southeast Asia: Neo‐Sufism and the Arqam experiment in Malaysia},
  author={J. Nagata},
  journal={Global Change, Peace & Security},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={99-114}
}
  • J. Nagata
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Global Change, Peace & Security
In the prevailing political world order, sovereign nation‐states and secular political authority widely face competition from transnational religious communities, whose authority and agendas derive from different principles. This is particularly evident in Islam, where ulama may acquire political power, while governments appropriate religious interpretations to their own purposes, and even determine who is orthodox or heretical in their domain. This article focuses on the origins and spread of… Expand
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