Jakarta II Project

The second IRP Jakarta Project was executed by the Training Indonesia’s Young Leaders Programme, which is part of the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS). The project started in 2010 and was completed in December 2012. The project aimed to analyse religious trends in contemporary Indonesian society, specifically looking at developments related to the role of Islam in political, cultural and socio-legal contexts. Additionally, this project aimed to broaden the Embassy’s network with researchers, policy officers and key figures in Indonesia.

The first research theme was Sharia-based legislation in Indonesia focusing on a comparison between international treaties and local practices with regard to the position of women and children. The second theme studied developments related to Islam in Aceh. The third theme studied developments within organisations and parties with Islam as their basis, focusing on the impact of Muslim organisations and the ulama group on political parties.

Research report:
Dijk, Kees van (ed.) (2013) Regime Change, Democracy and Islam; The Case of Indonesia

The research report can be downloaded at:
Website LIAS

A book publication with Leiden University Press (LUP) is being prepared (ed. Kees van Dijk)


Last Modified: 04-11-2013