Vedi Hadiz. Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East

Vedi Hadiz. Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East. Amsterdam University Press, 2016

In a novel approach to the field of Islamic politics, this provocative new study compares the evolution of Islamic populism in Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, to the Middle East. Utilising approaches from historical sociology and political economy, Vedi R. Hadiz argues that competing strands of Islamic politics can be understood as the product of contemporary struggles over power, material resources and the result of conflict across a variety of social and historical contexts.

'Beyond Bali subaltern citizens and post-colonial intimacy'

Ana Dragojlovic. Beyond Bali subaltern citizens and post-colonial intimacy. Amsterdam University Press, 2016

Beyond Bali: Subaltern Citizens and Post-Colonial Intimacy explores Balinese subaltern citizens’ production of post-colonial intimacy both during colonialism and as they continue to have effects in the present. Balinese subaltern citizens, whether former leftist political exiles, artist or everyday citizens, rather than criticising, evoke colonial hierarchies of themselves as carriers of unique cultural traditions firstly promoted by the Dutch colonial policy (named ‘Balinization’), to position themselves higher than the other foreigners in the Dutch post-colonial matrix of difference.

'Global Media and Public Diplomacy in Sino-Western Relations'

Jia Gao, Catherine Ingram and Pookong Kee (eds.,). Global Media and Public Diplomacy in Sino-Western Relations. Routledge, 2016

This volume presents a broad social science audience with recent innovative scholarship and research findings on global media and public diplomacy concerning Sino-Western relations. It focuses on the implicit nexus between global media and public diplomacy, and their actual utilisation in and impact on the shifting relationships between China and the West. Special attention is given to the changing nature of globalised media in both China and Western nations, and how globalised media is influencing, shaping and changing international politics.

Poso: Sejarah Komprehensif Kekerasan Antar Agama Terpanjang di Indonesia Pasca Reformasi

Dave McRae. Poso: Sejarah Komprehensif Kekerasan Antar Agama Terpanjang di Indonesia Pasca Reformasi. Marjin Kiri, 2016.

Based on 10 years of research carried out even when the conflict was ongoing, this book is the first comprehensive description of violent conflict in Poso. By interviewing survivors and perpetrators directly, examining and comparing police investigation reports and confessions in court, Dave McRae tried to answer the basic questions: how can an area like Poso become an interfaith battlefield? How can this escalation of violent conflict equal the intensity of the civil war, even though it only occurs in one district in Indonesia? How can conflict continue amid an increasingly stable and democratic national situation?

Islamic teachings on contemporary issues for young Muslims

Abdullah Said; Rowan Gould and Adis Duderija. Islamic teachings on contemporary issues for young Muslims. National Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies, 2016.

The first decade and a half of the twenty-first century has seen a number of world events the have brought increased attention to Islam as a religion and as a broad tradition encompassing different streams of law, theology and political thought...

The need for an accessible educational resource which guides. Young people of Muslim faith through some of the most complex and challenging issues that they with be exposed to has never been clearer. To this end NCCIS at the University of Melbourne has drawn on its expertise and that of other scholars in the areas of islamic tradition, history, theology and law to develop this resource for teachers to use in clarifying and discussing some of these issues with their students.