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Sawerigading vs. Sharia : Identities and Political Contestation in Decentralised Indonesia

Robinson, Kathryn


Islamist groups are attempting to shape Indonesia's political landscape post-New Order through advocating local regulations based on sharia in districts newly empowered by regional autonomy. In the province of South Sulawesi, which was gripped by a separatist Islamic rebellion in the 1950s and 1960s, the former rebel leader, Kahar Muzakkar, is invoked in a movement to implement sharia-based local regulations. However, the politics of decentralisation are also associated with a resurgence of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Journal of Social Science
DOI: 10.1163/156853111X565896


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