1st Edition

Democracy in Malaysia Discourses and Practices

By Khoo Boo Teik Khoo, Francis Loh Copyright 2002
    290 Pages
    by Routledge

    274 Pages
    by Routledge

    Analyses discourses pertinent to democratic politics in Malaysia, including the political elite's interpretation of 'Asian values' and 'Asian democracy', contending Islamic views on democracy, the impact of developmentalism on political culture, and the recovery of women's voice in everyday politics.

    1: Introduction; 1: Discourses; 2: Developmentalism and the Limits of Democratic Discourse; 3: Nationalism, Capitalism and ‘Asian Values'; 4: Muslim Politics and the Discourse on Democracy 1; 2: Practices; 5: The Structure of the Media Industry; 6: Defining Democratic Discourses; 7: Public Administration; 8: Political Non-Governmental Organizations; 9: At the Centre and the Periphery


    Khoo Boo Teik Khoo, Francis Loh

    'Foreigners' understanding of Malaysian politics has been much assisted by the frequent and thought provoking publications by those Malaysian scholars who are often critical. Democracy in Malaysia: Discourses and Practices is a valuable example of that literature.' - Asian Affairs

    'A significant and substantial text examining 1990s Malaysia and providing much food for thought.' - Southeast Asian Studies