Contemporary Islamic Law in Indonesia: Shari'ah and Legal Pluralism by Arskal SalimContemporary Islamic Law in Indonesia: Shari'ah and Legal Pluralism by Arskal Salim

Contemporary Islamic Law in Indonesia: Shari'ah and Legal Pluralism

byArskal Salim

Hardcover | March 15, 2015

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Indonesia has probably the fastest changing legal system in the Muslim world. This ethnographic account of legal pluralism in the post-conflict and disaster situation in Aceh addresses changes in both the national legal system and the regional legal structure in the province. Focusing on theencounter between diverse patterns of legal reasoning advocated by multiple actors and by different institutions (local, national and international; official and unofficial; judicial, political and social cultural) it considers the vast array of issues arising in the wake of the December 2004earthquake and tsunami in Aceh.It investigates disputes about rights to land and other forms of property, power relations, the conflict of rules, gender relationships, the right to make decisions, and prevailing norms. These disputes are presented on multiple levels and in various forums, either through negotiation oradjudication, regardless of whether they are settled or not. The cases involve various actors from villages, the courts, the provincial government and the legislature, the national Supreme Court and the central government of Indonesia.
Arskal Salim is Senior Lecturer at the Religion and Society Research Centre of the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, University of Western Sydney, Australia. Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor at the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London and Research Fellow at the Max Planck Insti...
Title:Contemporary Islamic Law in Indonesia: Shari'ah and Legal PluralismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748693335

ISBN - 13:9780748693337