Islamism VS Secularism in Post Reformation Indonesia

Gonda Yumitro


The debates of Islamism and secularism in Indonesia has colored the political life for some decades and still remain until the post of reformation Indonesia. In order to elaborate the picture of the current debates, the qualitative research using literature review was conducted. It is found that historically, Islamism vs secularism debates in Indonesia has been started since the independent era won by the secularism became closely related to Indonesian constitution. However, in its development, there is the shifting form of the fighting in post-reformation Indonesian giving more opportunity for Islamism. Meanwhile, the concept of Islamism should be understood broadly and contextually appropriate to the development at this current time.

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