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Islam in the Public Sphere. The Politics of Identity and the Future of Democracy in Indonesia

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This publication is the result of a research project of KAS Jakarta and the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture of Syarif Hidayatullah Universität (UIN) in Jakarta.

The rapid growth of Islamic political parties, Islamic organizations, Jilbabs and Sharia-inspired laws suggest that Islamization is taking place massively in Indonesia. Various questions arise: How profound is this phenomenon today? And what are the impacts and what will be the future of Democracy in Indonesia? The focus of this research is thus the Indonesian society as a whole. One of the key findings shows that less than five per cent of the Muslims in Indonesia support radical thoughts. Conservative attitudes among Indonesian Muslims increased as well, though without questioning Democracy as Indonesia’s political system.

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