Islam In Malaysian Foreign Policy

Islam In Malaysian Foreign Policy

by Shanti Nair, Institute Of Southeast Asian Studies
     
 

Islam in Malaysian Foreign Policy is concerned with Malaysian foreign policy and how the policy is shaped by an domestic Islamic agenda. The author draws specific connections between the direction and intent of the country's foreign policy towards other Muslim Countries and the politics of Islam within the domestic scene. She examines theSee more details below

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Islam in Malaysian Foreign Policy is concerned with Malaysian foreign policy and how the policy is shaped by an domestic Islamic agenda. The author draws specific connections between the direction and intent of the country's foreign policy towards other Muslim Countries and the politics of Islam within the domestic scene. She examines the relationship between Islam, development and economic growth, the 'problem' of extremism and relations with other countries such as Libya and Iran, the significance of the modern-day pilgrimage to Mecca, the issue of Muslim minorities, and the Malaysian attitude towards such global problems as the issues of Palestine, Afghanistan, the Gulf War and Bosnia. The book also addresses the real and imagined significance of Islam as a force in contemporary global politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415103411
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/03/1997
Series:
Politics in Asia Series
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1880L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Islam in Malay politics14
2The internationalization of Malay-Muslim society55
3Mahathir, moderation and modernization: "right" Islam91
4Extremism: "wrong" Islam129
5Building the umma: Malaysia and Muslim minorities171
6Co-religionism: Palestine and Afghanistan206
7Post-Cold War religious identity244
Conclusion269
Appendix273
Glossary276
Select bibliography278
Index297

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