Merhaba Misafir

The rise of populist Islam in Indonesia


Populist Islam, in the sense of using Islam as justification for activism in the social and political arena, is growing in Indonesia. The call for Shariah law implementation in various socio-political aspects is the main focus. The ones who are directly involved in political Islam is relatively small, but still have the ability to receive wide media attention by bringing up sensitive religious issues and attract mainstream Indonesian Muslims who have become increasingly conservative in their religious values. Advocates of populist Islam accumulated strong influence in Jakarta’s governor election in 2017 by supporting candidate Anies Baswedan, who won the election, and also in the presidential election in 2019 by supporting Prabowo Subianto, who lost for the second time against the incumbent president Joko Widodo.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ)
  • Yıl : 2019
  • Cilt : 18
  • ISSN : 1303-5754
  • Sayı : 3
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 27-34
  • IO Kayıt No : 102753
  • Yayıncı : Toplumsal Katılım ve Gelişim Vakfı