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The Resource Government and society in Malaysia, Harold Crouch

Government and society in Malaysia, Harold Crouch

Label
Government and society in Malaysia
Title
Government and society in Malaysia
Statement of responsibility
Harold Crouch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Malaysian political system incorporates a mix of democratic and authoritarian characteristics. In this comprehensive account, Harold Crouch argues that, while they may appear contradictory, the responsive and the repressive features of the system combine in an integrated and coherent whole. Consistently dominated by the Malay party UMNO, which represents the largest ethnic group, the Malaysian government requires the support of its Chinese, Indian, and East Malaysian minorities to retain control. The need to appeal to a politically and ethnically divided electorate restrains the arbitrary exercise of power by the ruling coalition. As a result, the government responds to popular aspirations, particularly since a split in the dominant Malay party in the 1980s. Yet it also controls the electoral process, ensuring victory in all national elections
  • Communal, social, and economic factors have all contributed in rather ambiguous ways to shaping and Malaysian political system. Communal tensions, change in the class structure, and the consequences of economic growth have generated pressures in both democratic and authoritarian directions. The government has been remarkably stable despite sharp ethnic divisions and, Crouch suggests, it is unlikely to move swiftly toward full democracy in the near future
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crouch, Harold A.
Dewey number
306.2/09595
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ712
LC item number
.C76 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asia, east by south
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Malaysia
  • Democratisering
  • Multiculturele samenlevingen
  • Sociale politiek
  • Politieke ontwikkeling
  • Gesellschaft
  • Politik
  • Politisches System
  • Soziale Situation
  • Malaysia
  • Soziale Situation
  • Politisches System
  • Malaysia
Label
Government and society in Malaysia, Harold Crouch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ambiguous Regimes -- 2. Politics and Society before 1970 -- 3. The Government -- 4. Opposition Parties and Elections -- 5. Political Controls -- 6. Contradictory Trends: Incremental Authoritarianism -- 7. Contradictory Trends: The UMNO Split and the 1990 Election -- 8. The Institutional Pillars of the State -- 9. Communal Identity and Consociationalism -- 10. The Evolving Class Structure -- 11. The Fragmented Business Class -- 12. Economic Growth, Industrialization, and Recession -- 13. A Repressive-Responsive Regime
Control code
ocm33405747
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780801432187
Lccn
95045155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33405747
  • (OCoLC)33405747
Label
Government and society in Malaysia, Harold Crouch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ambiguous Regimes -- 2. Politics and Society before 1970 -- 3. The Government -- 4. Opposition Parties and Elections -- 5. Political Controls -- 6. Contradictory Trends: Incremental Authoritarianism -- 7. Contradictory Trends: The UMNO Split and the 1990 Election -- 8. The Institutional Pillars of the State -- 9. Communal Identity and Consociationalism -- 10. The Evolving Class Structure -- 11. The Fragmented Business Class -- 12. Economic Growth, Industrialization, and Recession -- 13. A Repressive-Responsive Regime
Control code
ocm33405747
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780801432187
Lccn
95045155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33405747
  • (OCoLC)33405747

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