The State, Ulama and Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia

Norshahril Saat

The State, Ulama and Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia

Norshahril Saat

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

240 pages | 6 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789462982932 Will Publish May 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The Suharto (1966–98) government of Indonesia and the Mahathir (1981–2003) government of Malaysia both launched Islamization programs, upgrading and creating religious institutions. The author argues that, while generally ulamas, or religious teachers, had to support state ideologies, they sometimes succeeded in “capturing” the state by influencing policies in their favor. The author builds his argument on strong fieldwork data, especially interviews, and he engages in critical discussion of comparative politics paradigms and the concept of capture.
 
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