Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Challenging the Secular StateThe Islamization of Law in Modern Indonesia$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Arskal Salim

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832377

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832377.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 03 July 2022

Reproducing the Millet System

Reproducing the Millet System

(p.70) 8 Reproducing the Millet System
Challenging the Secular State

Arskal Salim

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter describes how the Ottoman millet system was reintroduced in an Indonesian context. It contends that the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) in Indonesia appears to be a replica of this system. The MORA has not only helped reinforce national legal development by eliminating the remnants of the Dutch colonial legal structure that was based mostly on racial or ethnic groups, but has actually initiated attempts to develop a new legal system that differentiates citizens based on their religions. Extracting some functions related to Islam from other departments, such as the religious courts, education, and information services, the MORA rode the paradigm of nation-state to transform the Ottoman millet system into its new Indonesian version.

Keywords:   national legal development, Indonesia, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ottoman millet system, nation-state

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.