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Democracy in Malaysia
Discourses and Practices

ISBN 9780700711611
Published November 16, 2001 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

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.


'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