Long regarded as peripheral to the mainstream Islamic world, Indonesia could have much to teach the Middle East about Muslim democracy, writes JEAN GELMAN TAYLOR. Scholars and journalists often raise the conundrum: why doesn’t Indonesia have greater importance within the world community of Muslims? Indonesia, with a population of 240 million, is the world’s largest …
Jean Gelman Taylor
Dr Jean Gelman Taylor is honorary associate professor of History, University of New South Wales. This article is a summary of a talk she gave at Hebrew University of Jerusalem last December.
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