Personalized Politics: The Malaysian State Under Mahathir

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2003 - Political Science - 398 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Origins and Patterns of Conflict in Malaysia
20
Regime Maintenance through Consociational Bargaining
46
Regime Change towards UMNO Dominance
91
Towards Mahathirs Personal Dominance
143
Regime Change
209
The Rise of New Politics and Challenges to
276
Whither Malaysia?
343
References
360
Index
383
About the Author 399
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In-Won Hwang is a Research Fellow at the Institute for East Asian Studies, Sogang University, Korea. Before that he was Visiting Professor in the Faculty of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. His areas of research interest are democratization and consolidation in Malaysia; regime change and regime maintenance in Southeast Asian countries

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