Personalized Politics: The Malaysian State Under Mahathir
This book is an innovative analysis of regime maintenance and transformation in Malaysia. It goes beyond familiar approaches centred on communal politics, or the corporate workings of Malaysia Inc., to stress the importance of power maintenance - tracing a path from consociational bargaining to authoritarian UMNO dominance, to Dr Mahathir's personal dominance. The author has synthesized a diverse range of sources, and in particular made insightful use of interviews with nearly all the key actors. The analysis is up-to-date, including the dramatic challenge to Dr Mahathir's dominance associated with his sacking of deputy Anwar Ibrahim following the Asian economic crisis.
The Origins and Patterns of Conflict in Malaysia
Regime Maintenance through Consociational Bargaining
Regime Change towards UMNO Dominance
Towards Mahathirs Personal Dominance
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