Jakarta I Project

The International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) executed the first IRP Jakarta research project. This short-term project started in 2007 and was completed in 2008. Research was done by principal researcher Martin van Bruinessen, with support of four Indonesian researchers: Moch Nur Ichwan, Ahmad Najib Burhani, Mujiburrahman and Muhammad Wildan. The research report that was presented at the end of the project attempted to understand key aspects of what may be called the ‘conservative turn’ in Indonesian Islam, on the basis of new field research. The research project also resulted in a comprehensive overview of Muslim organizations, associations and movements in Indonesia.

In 2013 the research report, completed with additional new research, was published by the Institute of Southeast Asean Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. The book title is Contemporary Developments in Indonesian Islam; Explaining the Conservative Turn (ed. Martin van Bruinessen).

More information about the research report: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

Last Modified: 04-11-2013