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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia

Edited by: Meredith L. Weiss

Print publication date:  October  2014
Online publication date:  October  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415816731
eBook ISBN: 9781315756240
Adobe ISBN: 9781317629597

10.4324/9781315756240
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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia offers a broad, analytical survey of Malaysia. It provides a comprehensive survey of significant topics in Malaysian politics, economy, and society today, focussing on issues, institutions, and trends. It is divided into four thematic sections, which are all introduced by the editor:

• Domestic politics

• Economics

• Social policy and social development

• International relations and security.

The volume brings together an international team of experts: an interdisciplinary mix of forty contributors from Malaysia and elsewhere, including many of the leading specialists on Malaysian affairs. The chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating window onto contemporary Malaysia. They each introduce a different aspect of the Malaysian polity, economy, or society, offering both historical perspective and a current assessment or investigation. Designed for general readers and specialists alike, chapters may be read individually -- each stands on its own -- or conjointly.

Up-to-date, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policymakers, and others in search of reliable information on Malaysian politics, economics, and society.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A brief introduction to Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Elections in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Malaysian political parties and coalitions Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Malaysia’s unexceptionalism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Islam, the state and politics in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Rise of Christian political consciousness and mobilisation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Centralised federalism in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Exporting the BN/UMNO model Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Local government in urban Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Public administration in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Social movements in contemporary Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Malaysia’s development strategies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Fiscal and monetary policy in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Affirmative action Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The middle class in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Natural resource extraction and political dependency Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Rent-seeking and money politics in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Labour in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Mainstreaming environment and sustainable development policies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Rural transformations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The great transformation Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Ethnicity and identity formation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Marginalisation of the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Civil liberties in contemporary Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Educational reforms in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  ‘1Care’ and the politics of healthcare in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Interfaith relations in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Culture and the arts in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Filling in the gaps Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Sexual citizenship in conflict  Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Foreign policy priorities Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Malaysia’s security concerns Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Malaysia and the United States Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Malaysia–China relations  Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Issues and challenges in contemporary Malaysia–Europe relations Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Contemporary maritime piracy in Malaysia Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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