Transforming Malaysia

Dominant and competing paradigms

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherInstitute of Southeast Asian Studies
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9789814517928, 9789814517911
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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Milner, A., Embong, A. R., & Tham, S. Y. (2013). Transforming Malaysia: Dominant and competing paradigms. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Transforming Malaysia : Dominant and competing paradigms. / Milner, Anthony; Embong, Abdul Rahman; Tham, Siew Yean.

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013. 240 p.

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Milner, A, Embong, AR & Tham, SY 2013, Transforming Malaysia: Dominant and competing paradigms. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
Milner A, Embong AR, Tham SY. Transforming Malaysia: Dominant and competing paradigms. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013. 240 p.
Milner, Anthony ; Embong, Abdul Rahman ; Tham, Siew Yean. / Transforming Malaysia : Dominant and competing paradigms. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013. 240 p.
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