Sharia politics

Müller, Dominik M.: Sharia Law and the Politics of Faith Control in Brunei Darussalam. Dynamics of Socio-Legal Change in a Southeast Asian Sultanate, pp. 313-345

The government of Brunei is currently coming in for sharp criticism from inter­national observers and human rights organizations for enforcing a far-reaching Sharia law reform which carries drastic maximum penalties such as stoning to death for religious offences. This article contextualizes Brunei’s approach to Islamic governance vis-à-vis its domestic discursive context.

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