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The political decline of traditional Ulama in Indonesia: The state, Umma and Nahdlatul Ulama

Fealy, Gregory; Bush, Robin


Political wisdom in Indonesia has long held that its large mass-based Muslim organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama (nu) and Muhammadiyah, are politically influential. Within the current democratizing environment ulama have faced many challenges to their social standing and it is our contention in this article that their socio-political role has been diminished in this environment. In order to gauge this situation, the Asia Foundation, working with Indonesian research organizations, conducted a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Journal of Social Science
DOI: 10.1163/15685314-04205004


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