From British to Bumiputera Rule: Local and Politics and Rural Development in Peninsular Malaysia

From British to Bumiputera Rule: Local and Politics and Rural Development in Peninsular Malaysia

A B Shamsul

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789971988227

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Based on two years of intensive fieldwork, this detailed community study breaks new ground. Combining anthropological and historical disciplines, it deals with village politics amongst rural Malays growing oil-palm and rubber. This study traces the continuing influence of the colonial and post-colonial state policies on contemporary rural development. It shows that village political cleavages are not just the result of modern electoral practices introduced after World War II but are responses to politico-economic events at the national and even international levels. It examines not only inter-party rivalry between the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) but also the intra-party politics of both organizations at the local level.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :148 x 210
Weight in grams: 431
Author Biography:A B Shamsul is Director of the Institute of Malay World and Civilization (ATMA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Asia / Southeast Asia History
Page count: 282
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20040511


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