The Bureaucratisation of Islam in Southeast Asia: Transdisciplinary Perspectives

37 (1) Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Special Issue, The Bureaucratisation of Islam in Southeast Asia: Transdisciplinary Perspectives

26 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2018  

Dominik Müller

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Kerstin Steiner

La Trobe Law School; Law School, The University of Melbourne

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

In their specific local contexts, state- and non-state projects of bureaucratising Islam are driven by very different socio-political motivations and conditioned by equally different (albeit often interconnected and overlapping) historical trajectories and their discursive substrates. In this special issue, we examine this transnationally and transregionally observable phenomenon in the context of Southeast Asia, where the quest for “order” – no matter how messy or even entirely failed in its outcomes – is particularly strong. In this regional setting, the institutional trajectories of the “nation-state-ization” of Islam date back to colonial times, which have continued to cast a long shadow that informs the particular manifestations of bureaucratised Islam in each country.

Keywords: Islam, Southeast Asia, Bureaucratisation

Suggested Citation

Müller, Dominik and Steiner, Kerstin, The Bureaucratisation of Islam in Southeast Asia: Transdisciplinary Perspectives (2018). 37 (1) Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Special Issue, The Bureaucratisation of Islam in Southeast Asia: Transdisciplinary Perspectives. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3183466

Dominik M. Müller

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology ( email )

Halle
Germany

Kerstin Steiner (Contact Author)

La Trobe Law School ( email )

La Trobe University
Bundoora, VIC 3083 3142
Australia

Law School, The University of Melbourne ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

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