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Buehler, Michael (2023) 'Do discriminatory laws have societal origins? The diffusion of anti-Ahmadiyah regulations in Indonesia.' Politics and Religion, 16 (3). pp. 468-491.

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Abstract

Government laws and regulations discriminating against religious minorities are on the rise worldwide. Scholars have debated whether or not society-based discrimination is a pre-condition for government-based discrimination. Examining an original dataset of regulations discriminating against the Ahmadiyah community in Indonesia, this article argues that calls from within society to restrict the freedom of religious minorities are neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for the rise of discriminatory government regulations. Instead, governments may emulate other governments and adopt laws and regulations discriminating against religious minorities without any immediate societal pressure preceding it. Hence, future research needs to consider the interdependence between jurisdictions as an important driver of laws and regulations discriminating against religious minorities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Ahmadiyah, Indonesia, discrimination, religion, policiy diffusion
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 17550483
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755048323000081
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2023 13:17
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39597

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