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The Politics of Indonesia-Malaysia Relations : One Kin, Two Nations - Joseph Chinyong Liow

The Politics of Indonesia-Malaysia Relations

One Kin, Two Nations

Hardcover Published: 23rd September 2004
ISBN: 9780415341325
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between Indonesia and Malaysia, focusing especially on how the relationship has developed in the last fifty years. It argues that the political relationship between the two countries has been largely defined by rivalry, despite the fact that the processes of national self-determination began by emphasizing Indo-Malay fraternity. It shows how the two countries have different, contested interpretations of Indo-Malay history, and how the continuing suspicion of Javanese hegemony which defined much of the history of the Indo-Malay world is also a key factor in the relationship.

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'Besides dealing with the relationship between Malaysia and Indonesia- the two states claiming to be expressions of the "Malay nation" - this book contains an effective discussion about the relevance of kinship in nation- building' - Political Studies Review

List of Abbreviations
Kinship and Nationalism in International Relations
Kinship and Indo-Malay Historiography
A Tale of Two Nationalisms
1949-1965: Ties That Divide
1966-1980: Re-building the `Special Relationship'
1981-2000: The Indonesia-Malaysia `Prestige Dilemma'
Conclusion Selected
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ISBN: 9780415341325
ISBN-10: 0415341329
Series: Routledgecurzon Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 23rd September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1