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Malaysian Politics Under Mahathir : Politics in Asia (Paperback) - Diane K. Mauzy

Malaysian Politics Under Mahathir

Politics in Asia (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 11th March 1999
ISBN: 9780415171434
Number Of Pages: 248

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A hard-hitting and readable book which examines Mahathir's character, his ideas and policies and relates them to the social, economic and political setting inside Malaysia. Up until recently, high rates of economic growth and a striking reduction in poverty have been the hallmarks of this vibrant Tiger economy. Mahathir's success has now been placed in jeopardy by the recent economic crisis, and his rule is coming under hostile scrutiny.
As one of the most controversial political figures in South-east Asia, Mahathir's success at managing ethnic tensions, policies of industrialization, modernization and foreign policy are explored, as are his grandiose projects, his human rights record and approach to corruption. Milne and Mauzy, leading authors in this field, assess Mahathir's rule within this context as well as the abrupt dismissal from office, arrest and trial of Anwar Ibrahim, Mahathir's deputy, in late 1998.

List of acronyms
Malaysian proper names and titles
Key dates
Southeast Asia
Introduction: leadership in Malaysiap. 1
Malaysia: how Mahathir came to powerp. 8
Mahathir's assertion of executive powerp. 29
The economy and developmentp. 50
Containing ethnic discontentp. 80
Human rightsp. 103
Foreign policyp. 122
The succession to Mahathir: Anwar Ibrahimp. 144
Mahathir as Prime Ministerp. 159
Postscriptp. 187
Notesp. 189
Further readingp. 210
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780415171434
ISBN-10: 0415171431
Series: Politics in Asia (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 11th March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.77  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1