© 1996

Authoritarian Populism in Malaysia

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Anne Munro-Kua
    Pages 26-39
  3. Anne Munro-Kua
    Pages 40-57
  4. Anne Munro-Kua
    Pages 58-80
  5. Anne Munro-Kua
    Pages 81-104
  6. Anne Munro-Kua
    Pages 126-142
  7. Anne Munro-Kua
    Pages 143-153
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 154-199

About this book


Socio-economic and political issues are dealt with selectively within a chronological historical framework, covering the dramatic colonial impact of 1940-60 until the present day. The state is examined from the point of view of social class as well as communalism, to explain the dominance of the ruling coalition over the 37 years since independence. The author argues that authoritarian-populism is the concept that best fits the apparent paradox of an enduring regime via the ballot box, and the extensive restrictions on the scope of democracy, particularly through the repressive apparatus of detention without trial. The underlying theme is a critique and explanation of Malaysia's human rights record.


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