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Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia Singapore by Tim Lindsey, Kerstin Steiner

Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia Singapore


Part of the Islam and the Law in Southeast Asia Series


Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia Singapore by Tim Lindsey, Kerstin Steiner

The substantive regulations and legal institutions through which the state manages the religions of its Malay minority in contemporary Singapore are the focus of this volume. Through a detailed account of positive law and related religious and social institutions, Lindsey and Steiner explore the balance that the Singaporean government seeks to maintain between its obligations to an indigenous Muslim minority and the needs of its majority non-Muslim immigrant community.


'This book provides a much needed update to the field of Islamic Law in Singapore. It is extremely well researched and provides thoughtful analysis. It will be an important contribution to the existing literature, especially as it seamlessly combines together in one resource an historical perspective, significant views of other authors and the well-informed perspectives of its editors.'
Professor Andrew White, Director of the International Islamic Law and Finance Centre, Singapore Management University


About the Author

Tim Lindsey is Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law, Director of the Asian Law Centre and Director of the Centre for Islamic Law and Society, both in the Law School at The University of Melbourne. Kerstin Steiner is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, and an Associate of the Asian Law Centre and Centre for Islamic Law and Society, both at The University of Melbourne.

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Publication date

30th October 2012


Tim Lindsey, Kerstin Steiner

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I.B.Tauris an imprint of I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.


320 pages


Islamic law
Law & society



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