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Religion and Regulation in Indonesia

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Examines the History of state-religion relationship in Indonesia

  • Addresses key issues of religion tension, Islamic Populism, Minority Rights and the Vilification Law

  • Considers the tension between religious order and harmony, and religious freedom

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About this book

This book analyses the relation between state and religion in Indonesia, considering both the philosophical underpinning of government intervention on religious life but also cases and regulations related to religious affairs in Indonesia. Examining state regulation of religious affairs, it focuses on understanding its origin, history and consequences on citizens’ religious life in modern Indonesia, arguing that while Indonesian constitutions have preserved religious freedom, they have also tended to construct wide-ranging discretionary powers in the government to control religious life and oversee religious freedom. Over more than four decades, Indonesian governments have constructed a variety of policies on religion based on constitutional legacies interpreted in the light of the norms and values of the existing religious majority group. A cutting edge examination of the tension between religious order and harmony on one hand, and protecting religious freedom for all on the other, this book offers a cutting edge study of how the history of regulating religion has been about the constant negotiation for the boundaries of authority between the state and the religious majority group.   

Authors and Affiliations

  • UIN Jakarta Indonesia, South Tangerang, Indonesia

    Ismatu Ropi

About the author

Dr Ismatu Ropi is Senior Researcher at Center for the Study of Islam and Society (Pusat Pengkajian Islam dan Masyarakat) and Senior Lecturer at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia. His PhD won the 2012 Ann Bates Postgraduate Prize for the Most Outstanding Thesis at the Australian National University.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Religion and Regulation in Indonesia

  • Authors: Ismatu Ropi

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2827-4

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-2826-7Published: 13 January 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-10-9715-7Published: 14 July 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-2827-4Published: 05 January 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 263

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Religion and Society, Public Policy, Sociology of Religion

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eBook USD 84.99
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Softcover Book USD 109.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
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