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Event Nation-State-izing Religion: Bureaucratic Islam in Southeast Asia

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:30
Philippines Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Encina Hall Central

Transnational Islam lacks the centralized leadership and institutions associated with Catholicism. Yet hierarchical and authoritative bodies do make decisions regarding Islam in various contemporary settings, including within the institutional frameworks of states. What happens when Muslim faith and practice are adapted to the terms and procedures of bureaucracy and the modern nation-state? Dr. Müller will present an original conceptual framework for studying the bureaucratization of Islam.