The Rise of Shari’a by-Laws in Indonesian Districts

  title={The Rise of Shari’a by-Laws in Indonesian Districts},
  author={M. Buehler},
  journal={South East Asia Research},
  pages={255 - 285}
  • M. Buehler
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Economics
  • South East Asia Research
A rising number of districts in Indonesia have adopted shari'a by-laws in recent years. This article shows that this development has to be situated in the context of institutional change. Shari'a by-laws allow regents to open up new revenue streams. These revenues are then used to consolidate political power. 
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