Books

The Politics of Court Reform: Judicial Change and Legal Culture in Indonesia

Melissa Crouch (edited volume, Cambridge University Press)  In this volume, experts on Indonesian law and courts reflect on the growth and changes in the role and function of courts in Indonesia. Indonesia’s judiciary is a critical part of its democratic system. Since the transition from authoritarian rule in 1998, a range of new specialized courtsContinue reading “The Politics of Court Reform: Judicial Change and Legal Culture in Indonesia”

The Business of Transition: Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar

Edited by Melissa Crouch (2017), Cambridge University Press This volume offers a timely reflection on law, development and economics through empirical and comparative perspectives on contemporary Myanmar. The central theme of the book is to understand the business that takes place in times of major political change through law and development initiatives and foreign investment.Continue reading “The Business of Transition: Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar”

Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging

Edited by Melissa Crouch, 2016, Oxford University Press  The edited volume aims to reinvigorate scholarship on Islam in Myanmar, to explore the diversity within the Muslim community, to offer new empirical research, and to bring a scholarly perspective and insight into complex issues raised by the position of Muslims where they form a minority inContinue reading “Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging”

Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java

Melissa Crouch, 2013, Routledge Understanding and managing inter-religious relations, particularly between Muslims and Christians, presents a challenge for states around the world. This book investigates the judicialisation of religion in the world’s largest majority-Muslim, democratic country, Indonesia. It examines how the interaction between state and religion has influenced relations between religious communities in the transitionContinue reading “Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java”