Journal article

Imagine All the People? Mobilising Islamic Populism for Right-Wing Politics in Indonesia

Vedi R Hadiz

JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ASIA | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Right-wing politics in Indonesia is frequently associated with Islamic populist ideas. In part this is because Islamic organisations played a major role in the army-led destruction of the Indonesian Communist Party in the 1960s. Since then Islamic populism has evolved greatly and in post-authoritarian Indonesia it includes manifestations that see no fundamental contradiction between Islam and neo-liberal market economies as well as those that do. Significantly, like their counterparts in other countries, Indonesian Islamic populists maintain vigilance against the purveyors of class-based politics who may exert a divisive influence on the ummah. Thus, Indonesian Islamic populism shares with m..

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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].