Category: Islam

Tolerance in Indonesian Islam (New Paper)

It’s almost time for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, which means it’s time for new APSA papers. Jeremy Menchik and I have recently completed ours, entitled “Islam, Identity, and the Organizational Roots of Political Tolerance.” You can click that link for the SSRN version; below is the abstract. The growing literature […]

The Politics of Vice Presidential Picks, Indonesia 2019 Edition (UPDATED 9:20pm EDT)

Note: please see update at the end of this post. Today Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo (a.k.a. Jokowi) announced his nomination for his running mate in the 2019 presidential election as Ma’ruf Amin, head of Indonesia’s Council of Ulema (MUI) and an influential voice for Indonesian Islam affiliated with the traditionalist Nahdhlatul Ulama, widely reported to […]