Is Islam compatible with democracy?
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Is Islam compatible with democracy? the role of religion in civil society and human rights movement in Malaysia since 1990 by Judith A. Nagata

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Published by Academia Sinica, Program for Southeast Asian Area Studies in [Taipei?] .
Written in English


  • Islam and politics -- Malaysia,
  • Human rights -- Malaysia,
  • Malaysia -- Politics and government

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Edition Notes

StatementJudith Nagata.
SeriesPROSEA research paper -- no. 41
LC ClassificationsBP173.7 .N35 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination26 p. ;
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24070950M
LC Control Number2010381022

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