This analysis of the Malaysian parliament documents the interaction of legislator, party, and voter. It focuses on representation and decisionmaking and reveals that societies with racial and ethnic divisions can be ameliorated through a political focus on the electorate's economic concerns.
Table of Contents
1. Representation and Development in Malaysia 2. Politics, Economics, and Public Policy 3. Policymaking and the Malaysian MP 4. Representation in a Divided Society: Parties and Politics 5. Representation and Recruitment: Career Paths of Malaysian MPs 6. Parliament in Session: The Adaptation of a Representative Institution 7. Parliamentary Responsiveness and the Malaysian MP