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Democracy in Malaysia : Discourses and Practices - Khoo Boo Teik Khoo

Democracy in Malaysia

Discourses and Practices

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Published: 16th November 2001
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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

Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Developmentalism and the Limits of Democratic Discoursep. 19
Nationalism, Capitalism and 'Asian Values'p. 51
Muslim Politics and the Discourse on Democracyp. 74
The Structure of the Media Industry: Implications for Democracyp. 111
Defining Democratic Discourses: The Mainstream Pressp. 138
Public Administration: The Effects of Executive Dominancep. 165
Political Non-Governmental Organizations: Ideals and Realitiesp. 198
At the Centre and the Periphery: The Contribution of Women's Movements to Democratizationp. 216
Postscriptp. 241
Referencesp. 243
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780700711604
ISBN-10: 0700711600
Series: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 16th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 15.34  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1