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Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia


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Preface; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Introduction; 1. Faith and flag; 2. Southern Philippines: reframing (Bangsa) Moro to Bangsamoro; 3. Thailand's southern border provinces: constructing narratives and imagining Patani Darussalam; 4. Malaysia: religion, ethno-nationalism, and turf-guarding; 5. Contesting principles of nationhood in post-independence Indonesia: narratives and counter-narratives; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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Examines the ways in which religion and nationalism have interacted to provide a powerful impetus for mobilization in Southeast Asia.

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Joseph Liow is Dean and Professor of Comparative and International Politics at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. He is also the inaugural holder of the Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies and Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Liow's research focusses on comparative politics, Islamic studies, international relations, and political sociology. He has a particular interest in Muslim politics and social movements in Southeast Asia, and has published books on the topics of Muslim politics in Malaysia and Islamic education in Thailand.


'Joseph Liow is an influential observer of religion and nationalism across Muslim Southeast Asia. His new book presents a rich and insightful analysis that will guide a new generation of scholars and students.' Edward Aspinall, Australian National University, Canberra
'Joseph Liow has brought together a wealth of information on the extent to which religion has come to infuse contested conceptions of nationhood and conflicts over political supremacy. This is an incisive exploration of the ways in which faith has been put into the service of projects of domination.' Donald L. Horowitz, Duke University, North Carolina

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