Politics in Indonesia describes the attitudes, aspirations and frustrations of the key players in Indonesian politics as they struggle to shape the future. The book focuses on the role of political Islam; Douglas E. Ramage shows that the state has been remarkably successful in maintaining secular political institutions in a predominantly Muslim society. He analyses the way in which political questions are framed with reference to the national ideology, the Pancasila.

chapter 2|21 pages

Abdurrahman Wahid and Nahdlatul Ulama

chapter 4|24 pages

The Indonesian armed forces

chapter 5|20 pages

Secular nationalists

chapter 6|13 pages

5Secular nationalists