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The Crisis in Xinjiang: What’s happening now and what does it mean?

April 1, 2020

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Indonesia Is No Model for Muslim Democracy

March 5, 2013

Since the resignation of Indonesia’s authoritarian president Suharto in 1998, the country has made great strides in consolidating a democratic government.

Muslim Politics and Popular Culture in Malaysia: PAS, Hudud, and Rock 'n' Roll

February 26, 2013

Malaysia’s 13th general election is imminent and the opposition coalition (Pakatan Rakyat) is fragile.

Discourses of Defiance: Framing Muslim Self-Determination in Thailand and the Philippines

May 23, 2012

Using the concept of framing, this presentation will explore discourses behind the move for greater self-determination on the part of the Malay-Muslims of southern Thailand and the Moro of the...

Comparing China’s Islams: Muslim Minority Accommodation to Chinese Rule

April 13, 2012

Muslim minorities in China are often depicted as either forces for integration (i.e., sinicization and assimilation) or disintegration (as separatists, radical Islamists, or ethnic nationalists)....

Negotiating Religious Freedom: Christian Mobilization in the “Islamic State” of Malaysia

November 1, 2011

A series of events over the last few years, including attempts to deny non-Muslim rights to use the term "Allah," arson attacks on Christian churches, curbs on conversions of Muslims, and...

Does Democratization Imply Islamization? Lessons from Democratic Indonesia, the World’s Largest Majority-Muslim Country

May 18, 2011

Indonesia has undergone democratization since 1998. Islamic political parties have re-emerged, but they have failed to gain significant support.

Pop Preachers, Pornography, and Moral Politik: Islamic Statecraft in Democratic Indonesia

February 10, 2010

In October 2008 Indonesian legislators finally passed a law against pornography.

The 2009 Elections in Indonesia: Parties and Candidates

January 8, 2009

Marcus Mietzner is currently Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at the Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University. Between 1998 and 2008, he lived, worked and researched in Indonesia.

Muslim Politics in Southeast Asia: Democratic Islam Hijacked? Or Re-invigorated?

May 1, 2008

Civil Islam - Beyond the Headlines      A lecture and three seminars by Robert W.

Schooling Islam: Madrasas and the Remaking of Muslim Modernity

April 30, 2008

Civil Islam - Beyond the Headlines     A lecture and three seminars by Robert W.

Varieties of Islamism: From Radical to Democratic

April 29, 2008

Civil Islam - Beyond the Headlines      A lecture and three seminars by Robert W.

Civil Islam Revisited: Prospects and Meanings of Muslim Democracy

April 29, 2008

Civil Islam - Beyond the Headlines A lecture and three seminars by Robert W.

Schools for Zealots? Islamic Education and Democracy in Indonesia - and Implications for the Muslim World

October 16, 2007

In recent years the largest Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, has seen the growth of contrary trends: a peaceful movement for democracy led and supported mostly by Muslims but also incidents of...

Shaping US Policies toward the Malay Muslim World: Brunei and Beyond

May 3, 2007

In his annual testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in March 2006, then - Pacific Commander Admiral William Fallon characterized Southeast Asia as "in the front line of the War on...

Pakistan: the Limits of Islamization

February 6, 2007

The islamization process in Pakistan is at the core of the contradictions and identity conflict of Pakistan.

How to Study Islam as a Religion and in Society

October 7, 2005

Cosponsored with the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford

Justifying Islamic Pluralism: Reflections from Indonesia and France

October 7, 2005

Co-sponsored with the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University

Indonesian President Yudhoyono's First Thirty Days: An Evaluation + Prospects for the Future

November 18, 2004

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is Indonesia's new president. He and his vice presidential running mate, Jusuf Kalla, were elected by a landslide on 20 September 2004 and inaugurated one month later.

Power, Rights, and Desire: The "Islamic State" in Muslim Southeast Asia

March 3, 2004

Daulah Islamiyya (Islamic sovereignty, or an Islamic state) is a declared objective of the Southeast Asian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyya.

Getting Closer? Southeast Asia and the Middle East

November 19, 2003

In the United States since 9/11, there has been a tendency to reduce Southeast Asia's connections to the Middle East to religion: that is, to the Muslim faith shared by majori-ties east of the...

Muslim Southeast Asia and the Iraq War: The Politics of Backlash

May 22, 2003

About the Talk: In Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia, initial reactions to the American war in Iraq were overwhelmingly negative.