Journal article

Three Islamist generations, one Islamic state: the Darul Islam movement and Indonesian social transformation

Andi Rahman Alamsyah, Vedi R Hadiz

CRITICAL ASIAN STUDIES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

This article examines the Darul Islam (DI) movement in Indonesia, which has sought to establish an Islamic state since the end of the colonial era. It questions why the movement has been resilient in spite of almost perennial political isolation and marginalization and numerous internal permutations. The article argues that the evolution of the movement has been intricately related to the exigencies of operating in the context of profound social, economic, and political changes associated with state formation and capitalist development in Indonesia since the 1940s. The DI experience helps us to understand the appeal of radical Islamist movements which voice dissent against perceived social i..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Part of the research for this article was undertaken through an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship [FT 0991885] provided to Vedi R. Hadiz.