Transforming Malaysia: Dominant and Competing Paradigms

Transforming Malaysia: Dominant and Competing Paradigms

Anthony Milner

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814517911

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In the wake of Malaysia’s 13th General Election some commentators speak of a sharpening of ethnic politics — with Prime Minister Najib blaming a “Chinese tsunami” for his government’s polling setbacks; others are optimistic about the arrival of a new “non-racialized form of politics” and the emergence of “transethnic solidarity”. This book, which engages with both the race paradigm and its opponents, warns that change is likely to come slowly — but is not impossible. Malaysia’s race paradigm is a man-made ideological construct — one that has been contested in the past, and could realistically be contested in the future. In confronting the continuing challenge of globalization, Malaysians should not neglect the history of ideas — and ideology — as they search for new options.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 330
Author Biography:Anthony Milner is Basham Professor of Asian History at the Australian National University and Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Government General
Page count: 239
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20140228

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