Search results

RSS feed for this result

12 results

Book
264 pages ; 23 cm
  • UMNO - From Hidup Melayu to Ketuanan Melayu
  • UMNO: Then, Now - And Always?
  • From Ketuanan Melayu to Ketuanan Islam: UMNO and the Malaysian Chinese
  • Malaysia's Fallen Hero: UMNO's Weakening Political Legitimacy
"The question of UMNO's future goes to the heart of Malaysia's future. Having governed Malaysia for nearly six decades, whether (and how) UMNO can tackle reasons for the decay in its public standing will shape the path ahead for all Malaysians. Views of the party are deeply polarized. Many have given up on UMNO altogether. With its party leader, UMNO President, and Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak embroiled in scandals, involving billions of ringgit, multiple legal jurisdictions and unanswered concerns about the use of funds and potential abuses of power, UMNO is facing one of the most serious crises in the party's history. UMNO is indeed at a crossroads. This book aims to contribute to understanding, broaden public debate and stimulate further research on arguably Malaysia's most important political institution." -- back cover.
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
xxv, 450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • List of Tables xi List of Maps xii List of Illustrations xiii Series Editor s Preface xiv Preface xvii Glossary xxii Abbreviations xxv 1 People in the Humid Tropics 1 Benign Climate, Dangerous Environment 1 Forests, Water, and People 4 Why a Low but Diverse Population? 6 Agriculture and Modern Language Families 10 The Rice Revolution and Population Concentration 13 The Agricultural Basis of State and Society 16 Food and Clothes 18 Women and Men 21 Not China, not India 26 2 Buddha and Shiva Below the Winds 30 Debates about Indic States 30 Bronze, Iron, and Earthenware in the Archaeological Record 32 The Buddhist Ecumene and Sanskritization 34 Shiva and Nagara in the Charter Era, 900 1300 39 Austronesian Gateway Ports the Negeri 45 Dai Viet and the Border with China 47 The Stateless Majority in the Charter Era 49 Thirteenth/Fourteenth ]Century Crisis 53 3 Trade and Its Networks 57 Land and Sea Routes 57 Specialized Production 59 Integration of the Asian Maritime Markets 62 Austronesian and Indian Pioneers 63 The East Asian Trading System of 1280 1500 65 The Islamic Network 69 The Europeans 71 4 Cities and Production for the World, 1490 1640 74 Southeast Asia s Age of Commerce 74 Crops for the World Market 76 Ships and Traders 80 Cities as Centers of Innovation 81 Trade, Guns, and New State Forms 85 Asian Commercial Organization 91 5 Religious Revolution and Early Modernity, 1350 1630 96 Southeast Asian Religion 97 Theravada Cosmopolis and the Mainland States 98 Islamic Beginnings: Traders and Mystics 101 Polarizations of the First Global War, 1530 1610 106 Rival Universalisms 111 Pluralities, Religious Boundaries, and the Highland Savage 114 6 Asian European Encounters, 1509 1688 120 The Euro ]Chinese Cities 120 Women as Cultural Mediators 125 Cultural Hybridities 130 Islam s Age of Discovery 133 Southeast Asian Enlightenments Makassar and Ayutthaya 135 Gunpowder Kings as an Early Modern Form 139 7 The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century 142 The Great Divergence Debate 142 Southeast Asians Lose the Profits of Long ]Distance Trade 144 Global Climate and Local Crises 149 Political Consequences of the Crisis 152 8 Vernacular Identities, 1660 1820 157 Eighteenth ]Century Consolidation 157 Religious Syncretism and Localization 158 Performance in Palace, Pagoda, and Village 167 History, Myth, and Identity 172 Consolidation and its Limitations 175 9 Expansion of the Sinicized World 177 Fifteenth ]Century Revolution in Dai Viet 177 Viet Expansion, Nam Tien 179 Cochin ]China s Plural Southern Frontier 183 The Greater Viet Nam of the Nguyen 185 The Commercial Expansion of a Chinese Century, 1740 1840 188 Chinese on Southern Economic Frontiers 191 10 Becoming a Tropical Plantation, 1780 1900 196 Pepper and Coffee 197 Commercialization of Staple Crops 198 The New Monopolies: Opium and Tobacco 200 Java s Coerced Colonial Agriculture 204 Plantations and Haciendas 207 Mono ]crop Rice Economies of the Mainland Deltas 209 Pre ]colonial and Colonial Growth Compared 211 11 The Last Stand of Asian Autonomies, 1820 1910 213 Siam as Civilized Survivor 214 Konbaung Burma a Doomed Modernization 219 High Confucian Fundamentalism Nguyen Viet Nam 224 Protected Negeri 227 Muslim Alternatives in Sumatra 230 Bali Apocalypse 233 Mobile Big Men in the Eastern Islands 235 The Last State Evaders 237 12 Making States, 1824 1940 240 European Nationalisms and Demarcations 240 From Many to Two Polities in Nusantara 241 Maximal Burma, Viable Siam 246 Westphalia and the Middle Kingdom 250 Building State Infrastructures 251 How Many States in Indochina? 255 Ethnic Construction in the New Sovereign Spaces 256 States, not Nations 260 13 Population, Peasantization, and Poverty, 1830 1940 261 More People 261 Involution and Peasantization 263 Dual Economy and the Absent Bourgeoisie 266 Subordinating Women 268 Shared Poverty and Health Crises 272 14 Consuming Modernity, 1850 2000 276 Housing for a Fragile Environment 276 The Evolution of Foods 278 Fish, Salt, and Meat 279 Stimulants and Drinks 281 Cloth and Clothing 284 Modern Dress and Identity 286 Performance, from Festival to Film 289 15 Progress and Modernity, 1900 1940 295 From Despair to Hope 296 Education and a New Elite 302 Victory of the National Idea in the 1930s 306 Negotiating the Maleness of Modernity 314 16 Mid ]Twentieth ]Century Crisis, 1930 1954 319 Economic Crisis 319 Japanese Occupation 323 1945 the Revolutionary Moment 331 Independence Revolutionary or Negotiated? 341 17 The Military, Monarchy, and Marx: The Authoritarian Turn, 1950 1998 347 Democracy s Brief Springtime 347 Guns Inherit the Revolutions 350 Dictatorship Philippine Style 358 Remaking Protected Monarchies 359 Twilight of the Indochina Kings 364 Reinventing a Thai Dhammaraja 367 Communist Authoritarianism 370 18 The Commercial Turnaround, 1965 373 Economic Growth at Last 373 More Rice, Fewer Babies 376 Opening the Command Economies 378 Gains and Losses 380 Darker Costs Environmental Degradation and Corruption 384 19 Making Nations, Making Minorities, 1945 390 The High Modernist Moment, 1945 1980 390 Education and National Identity 394 Puritan Globalism 400 Joining an Integrated but Plural World 405 20 The Southeast Asian Region in the World 413 The Regional Idea 414 Global Comparisons 419 References 423 Further Reading 431 Index 436.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631179610 20160618
A History of Southeast Asia: Critical Crossroads presents a comprehensive history of Southeast Asia from our earliest knowledge of its civilizations and religious patterns up to the present day. * Incorporates environmental, social, economic, and gender issues to tell a multi-dimensional story of Southeast Asian history from earliest times to the present * Argues that while the region remains a highly diverse mix of religions, ethnicities, and political systems, it demands more attention for how it manages such diversity while being receptive to new ideas and technologies * Demonstrates how Southeast Asia can offer alternatives to state-centric models of history more broadly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631179610 20160618
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
xxii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Part I. Domestic Politics Overview Meredith L. Weiss 1. Elections in Malaysia: Voting Behavior and Electoral Integrity Bridget Welsh 2. Malaysian Political Parties and Coalitions Ong Kian Ming 3. Malaysia's Unexceptionalism: Like Elsewhere, Elites are Fractious William Case 4. Islam, the State and Politics in Malaysia Joseph Chinyong Liow and Afif Pasuni5. Rise of Christian Political Consciousness and Mobilisation Arnold Puyok 6. Centralized Federalism in Malaysia: Is Change in the Offing? Francis Loh Kok Wah7. Exporting the BN/UMNO Model: Politics in Sabah and Sarawak James Chin 8. Local Government in Urban Malaysia Goh Ban Lee 9. Public Administration in Malaysia: Origins, Influences and Assessment Norma Mansor and Raja Noriza Ariffin10. Social movements in Contemporary Malaysia: The Cases of BERSIH, HINDRAF and PERKASA Anantha Raman Govindasamy Part II. Economics Overview Meredith L. Weiss11. Malaysia's Development Strategies: Governing Distribution-through-Growth Greg Felker 12. Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Malaysia: Juggling Economic Imperatives and Political Reality Xiaoye She 13. Affirmative Action: Hefty Measures, Mixed Outcomes, Muddled Thinking Hwok-Aun Lee14. The Middle Class in Malaysia: Market Expansion, Consumption and Vulnerabilities Abdul Rahman Embong15. Natural Resource Extraction and Political Dependency: Malaysia as a Rentier State Helena Varkkey 16. Rent-seeking and Money Politics in Malaysia: Ethnicity, Cronyism and Class Jeff Tan 17. Labour In Malaysia: Flexibility, Policymaking And Regulated Borders Amarjit Kaur 18. Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainable Development Policies Adnan A. Hezri19. Rural Transformations Eric C. Thompson 20. The Great Transformation: Urbanisation and Urbanism in Malaysia Yeoh Seng Guan Part III. Social policy and social development Overview Meredith L. Weiss 21. Ethnicity and Identity Formation: Colonial Knowledge, Colonial Structures, and Transition Shamsul A.B. and Athi S.M. 22. Marginalisation of the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia Alberto G. Gomes 23. Civil Liberties in Contemporary Malaysia: Progress, Retrogression, and the Resurgence of 'Asian Values' John Liu 24. Educational Reforms in Malaysia: Towards Equity, Quality and Efficiency Molly N.N. Lee 25. '1 Care' and the Politics of Healthcare in Malaysia Chee Heng Leng and Por Heong Hong 26. Interfaith Relations in Malaysia: Moving Beyond Muslims versus 'Others' Carolina Lopez C.27. Culture and the Arts in Malaysia: Playing to Multiple Galleries Kathy Rowland28. Filling in the Gaps: The Pursuit of Gender Equality in Malaysia Tan Beng Hui and Cecilia Ng 29. Sexual Citizenship in Conflict Pang Khee Teik Part IV. International relations and security Overview Meredith L. Weiss30. Foreign Policy Priorities Karminder Singh Dhillon 31. Malaysia's Security Concerns: A Contemporary Assessment Lai Yew Meng 32. Malaysia and the United States: A Maturing Partnership Heng Peck Koon 33. Malaysia-China Relations: Three Enduring Themes Kuik Cheng-Chwee 34. Issues and Challenges in Contemporary Malaysian-European Relations Ruhanas Harun 35. Contemporary Maritime Piracy in Malaysia Carolin Liss.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415816731 20160617
The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia offers a broad, analytical survey of Malaysia. It provides a comprehensive survey of significant topics in Malaysian politics, economy, and society today, focussing on issues, institutions, and trends. It is divided into four thematic sections, which are all introduced by the editor: * Domestic politics * Economics * Social policy and social development * International relations and security. The volume brings together an international team of experts: an interdisciplinary mix of forty contributors from Malaysia and elsewhere, including many of the leading specialists on Malaysian affairs. The chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating window onto contemporary Malaysia. They each introduce a different aspect of the Malaysian polity, economy, or society, offering both historical perspective and a current assessment or investigation. Designed for general readers and specialists alike, chapters may be read individually -- each stands on its own -- or conjointly. Up-to-date, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policymakers, and others in search of reliable information on Malaysian politics, economics, and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415816731 20160617
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
x, 178 pages ; 26 cm.
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
xiv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
xvii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
xiii, 378 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Richard Robison 1. Interpreting the Politics of Southeast Asia: Debates in Parallel Universes Richard Robison Part 1: The Changing Landscape of Power 2. Southeast Asia: The Left and the Rise of Bourgeois Opposition Kevin Hewison and Garry Rodan 3. Labour Politics in Southeast Asia: The Philippines Jane Hutchison 4. Oligarchs and Oligarchy in Southeast Asia Jeffrey A. Winters Part 2: States and Regimes 5. Democracy and Money Politics: The Case of Indonesia Vedi Hadiz 6. Populist Challenge to the Establishment: Thaksin Shinawatra and the Transformation of Thai Politics Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker 7. Patronage-Based Parties and the Democratic Deficit in the Philippines: Origins, Evolution, and the Imperatives of Reform Paul D. Hutchcroft and Joel Rocamora 8. Consultative Authoritarianism and Regime Change Analysis: Implications of the Singapore Case Garry Rodan 9. Vietnam: the ruling Communist Party and the incubation of 'new' political forces Martin Gainsborough Part 3: Markets and Governance 10. Politics, Institutions and Performance: Explaining Growth Variation in East Asia Rick Doner 11. Donors, Neo-liberalism and Country Ownership in Southeast Asia Andrew Rosser 12. The Judicialization of Market Regulation in Southeast Asia John Gillespie 13. Global capitalism, middle class and the shape the new mega cities of the region Chua Beng Huat Part 4: Civil Society and Participation 14. The Limits of Civil Society: Social Movements and Political Parties in Southeast Asia Edward Aspinall and Meredith L. Weiss 15. Decentralization and democracy in Indonesia: strengthening citizenship or regional elites? Henk Schulte Nordholt 16. The Post-Authoritarian Politics of Agrarian and Forest Reform in Indonesia John McCarthy and Moira Moeliano Part 5: Violence 17. Tackling the Legacies of Violence and Conflict: Liberal Institutions and Contentious Politics in Cambodia and Timor-Leste Caroline Hughes 18. Testing the boundaries of the state: gangs, militias, vigilantes and violent entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia Ian Wilson Part 6: The Region and the World 19. Contested borders, contested boundaries: The politics of labour migration in Southeast Asia Michele Ford 20. Trade Policy in Southeast Asia: Politics, Domestic Interests and the Forging of New Accommodations in the Regional and Global Economy Helen Nesadurai 21. Southeast Asian Perceptions of American Power Natasha Hamilton Hart 22. State Power, Social Conflicts and Security Policy in Southeast Asia Lee Jones.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415494274 20160607
This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the major themes that have defined the politics of Southeast Asia. It provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge examination of this important subject. The introductory chapter provides an overview of the theoretical and ideological themes that have dominated the study of the region's politics and presents the different ways the complex politics of the region have been understood. The contributions by leading scholars in the field cover a range of broad questions about the dynamics of politics. The Handbook analyses how the dominant political and social coalitions of the region were forged in the Cold War era, and assesses the complex processes of transition towards various forms of democratic politics. How institutions and systems of governance are being forged in an increasingly global environment is discussed and whether civil society in Southeast Asia has really evolved as an independent sphere of social and political activity. The Handbook examines how national governments are dealing with growing tensions within the region as matters such as labour, human rights and the environment spill beyond national boundaries, and how they are establishing a place in the new global framework. By engaging the Southeast Asian experience more firmly with larger debates about modern political systems, the Handbook is an essential reference tool for students and scholars of Political Science and Southeast Asian studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415494274 20160607
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
XI, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • The state and illegality in Indonesia / Edward Aspinall and Gerry van Klinken
  • A system of exemptions: historicizing state illegality in Indonesia / Robert Cribb
  • Institutionalized public sector corruption: a legacy of the Suharto franchise / Ross H. McLeod
  • The state as marketplace: slush funds and intra-elite rivalry / Howard Dick and Jeremy Mulholland
  • The limits of legality: state, governance and resource control in Indonesia / John F. McCarthy
  • Travelling the aspal route: grey labour migration through an Indonesian border town / Michele Ford and Lenore Lyons
  • Funding pilkada: illegal campaign financing in Indonesia's local elections / Marcus Mietzner
  • Building relations: corruption, competition and cooperation in the construction industry / Gerry van Klinken and Edward Aspinall
  • The education sector: the fragmentation and adaptability of corruption / J. Danang Widoyoko
  • Judicial mafia: the courts and state illegality in Indonesia / Simon Butt and Tim Lindsey
  • Out of wedlock: migrant-police partnerships in East Kalimantan / Gerben Nooteboom
  • Reconfiguring rackets: racket regimes, protection and the state in post-New Order Jakarta / Ian Wilson
  • Orchestrating transnational crime: security sector politics as a Trojan horse for anti-reformists / Jun Honna.
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
xvi, 320 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Making Sense of Southeast Asia-- M.Beeson The Historical Context-- R.Elson The End of Empire and the Cold War-- M.T.Berger The Political Economy of Southeast Asia-- G.Felker Public Policy-- S.Fritzen The Evolution of Democratic Politics-- W.Case Communitarian Politics of the East-- C.Beng Huat Civil Society in Southeast Asia-- C.Hughes Ethnic and Nationalist Politics in Southeast Asia-- D.Brown Islam in Southeast Asia-- G.Fealy The Pursuit of Security in Southeast Asia-- A.Bellamy China and Southeast Asia-- A.Ba Japan and Southeast Asia-- J.Gilson The US and Southeast Asia-- J.Dorsch Meeting the Challenges of Region-building in ASEAN-- R.Stubbs Environmental Challenges, Policy Failure and Regional Dynamics in Southeast Asia-- L.Elliott Southeast Asia in the Future-- M.Beeson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230202924 20160528
Southeast Asia is one of the world's most diverse and complex regions. At times it has been a beacon of hope for the developing world, at other times it has been synonymous with insecurity and economic failure. The second edition of this popular and critically acclaimed text has been extensively revised throughout and provides up-to-date coverage of the forces and dynamics that are shaping the region at both the national and regional level. Contemporary Southeast Asia contains specially commissioned chapters -- including seven which are entirely new to this edition -- from leading area specialists. Carefully edited to ensure systematic coverage of key areas, it provides an accessible and thematically-structured comparative introduction to Southeast Asia and its distinctive patterns of strategic, political, economic and social organisation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230202924 20160528
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
xii, 253 p. ; 22 cm.
  • The new rich in Asia : economic development, social status and political consciousness / Richard Robison and David S.G. Goodman
  • Class transformations and political tensions in Singapore's development / Garry Rodan
  • Growth, economic transformation, culture and the middle classes in Malaysia / Joel S. Kahn
  • The middle class and the bourgeoisie in Indonesia / Richard Robison
  • The Philippines' new rich : capitalist transformation amidst economic gloom / Michael Pinches
  • Emerging social forces in Thailand : new political and economic roles / Kevin Hewison
  • Hong Kong : post-colonialism and political conflict / Lo Shiu-hing
  • The new rich and the new middle class in South Korea : the rise and fall of the 'golf republic' / James Cotton and Kim Hyung-a van Leest
  • Taiwan : a fragmented 'middle' class in the making / J.J. Chu
  • The People's Republic of China : the party-state, capitalist revolution and new entrepreneurs / David S.G. Goodman
This is the first volume in a series also entitled The New Rich in Asia that will examine the economic, social and political construction of the 'new rich' in the countries and territories of East and South East Asia, as well as their impact internationally. From a western perspective the rise of the emergent business and professional class may seem very familiar. However, it is far from clear that those newly enriched by the processes of modernization in East and South East Asia are readily comparable with the middle classes of the West. For example, civil and human rights seem to play a different role in social, political and economic change, and the State is clearly more central as an agent of economic development. This volume is the essential introduction to the series, and identifies the 'new rich' phenomenon in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The contributors demonstrate that the key to understanding the 'new rich' is to realise that they are neither a single category or class, but in each setting a series of different socio-political groups who have a common inheritance from the process of rapid economic growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415113366 20160527
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
xi, 590 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01
Book
xii, 522 p. 1 illus. (on lining paper), maps. 24 cm.
Green Library
EASTASN-165-01, EASTASN-265-01