About the Author
Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir is a PhD candidate at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and is co-author of Muslims as Minorities: History and Social Realities of Muslims in Singapore (2009, with Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied). Alexius A. Pereira is Assistant Professor of the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, and is the author of State Collaboration and Development Strategies in China (also published by Routledge). Bryan S. Turner was Professor of Sociology in the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore (2005-9), and the Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College, USA, and is currently Professor in the Graduate Center at the City University of New York and Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies at the University of Western Sydney Australia. He most recently co-edited Religious Diversity and Civil Society.