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Moderate Islamic fundamentalism in Indonesia : a study of political thinking and behaviour of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), 1998-2005

Noor, Firman

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The emergence of Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (Prosperous Justice Party, PKS), a new Islamic party established at the beginning of the Reformasi era, has provoked a critical response from observers. There is increasing debate among observers about the true nature and aims of PKS. As we shall see, some of this debate rests on a superficial understanding of the party and stereotypical views of its political activities. On the one hand, there are those who regard this party as a promising...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNoor, Firman
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-23T00:33:47Z
dc.date.available2016-11-23T00:33:47Z
dc.identifier.otherb2296135
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/110497
dc.description.abstractThe emergence of Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (Prosperous Justice Party, PKS), a new Islamic party established at the beginning of the Reformasi era, has provoked a critical response from observers. There is increasing debate among observers about the true nature and aims of PKS. As we shall see, some of this debate rests on a superficial understanding of the party and stereotypical views of its political activities. On the one hand, there are those who regard this party as a promising development in Indonesian politics, citing its commitment to clean government, democracy, civil society, social welfare, and peaceful change. On the other hand, there are those who consider PKS to have a hidden agenda that has the potential to endanger democratic life and Indonesia's status as a plural country. Some in this second group liken PKS to "hardline" Islamic groups, and one writer has even claimed it was a greater danger than Jamaah Islamiyah. Despite this debate, much of the literature on PKS only illuminates certain aspects of the party and there is a need for more thorough research in understanding its real characteristics.
dc.format.extentv, 143 leaves
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : The Australian National University
dc.rightsAuthor retains copyright
dc.subject.lccJQ779.A518N66 2006
dc.subject.lcshPartai Keadilan Sejahtera
dc.subject.lcshIslam and politics Indonesia
dc.subject.lcshPolitical parties Indonesia
dc.subject.lcshIslamic fundamentalism Indonesia
dc.titleModerate Islamic fundamentalism in Indonesia : a study of political thinking and behaviour of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), 1998-2005
dc.typeThesis (Masters sub-thesis)
local.contributor.supervisorFealy, Greg
dcterms.valid2006
local.type.degreeOther
dc.date.issued2006
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationFaculty of Asian Studies, The Australian National University
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d763a41cffda
dc.date.updated2016-11-01T00:08:10Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dcterms.licenseThis thesis has been made available through exception 200AB to the Copyright Act.
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