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Malaysia: Pseudo-democracy and the making of a Malay-Islamic State


Chin, JU, Malaysia: Pseudo-democracy and the making of a Malay-Islamic State, Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization, Routledge, Case, William (ed), London, pp. 399-409. ISBN 978-0-415-52497-1 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Southeast Asia offers unique opportunities for the comparative analysis of democratization. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization provides a comprehensive overview of the development of democracy in the region and shows that political and structural factors differ strikingly across countries. Combining theory and case studies, it is structured in three major sections: Social segments and change processes - Institutions - Country cases and democratic guises. Contributing to on-going debates in the field, this interdisciplinary reference work explores the value systems, social structures and institutions which can affect democratization. At the same time, it tracks the pattern of fragile unfolding and gradual stabilization of democracy, as well as its resultant cost, rollback or even breakdown in the region. Bringing together over 25 key international experts in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook is designed to disaggregate, then order, the many variables that punctuate Southeast Asia's socio-political and economic terrain, and to produce a detailed account of the mixed fortunes of democracy in the region

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chin, JU (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:99771
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-04-08
Last Modified:2015-05-25

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