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Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

Series Editor: Mohd Hazim Shah, Shamsul A.B., Edmund Terence Gomez

The Routledge Malaysian Studies Series publishes high quality scholarship that provides important new contributions to knowledge on Malaysia. It also signals research that spans comparative studies, involving the Malaysian experience with that of other nations.

This series, initiated by the Malaysian Social Science Association (MSSA) to promote study of contemporary and historical issues in Malaysia, and designed to respond to the growing need to publish important research, also serves as a forum for debate on key issues in Malaysian society. As an academic series, it will be used to generate new theoretical debates in the social sciences and on processes of change in this society.

The Series covers a broad range of subjects including history, politics, economics, sociology, international relations, geography, business, education, religion, literature, culture and ethnicity. The series will encourage work adopting an interdisciplinary approach.

New proposals for the series are welcomed. Prospective authors should in the first instance contact the series editors, whose email addresses are: drhazim@um.edu.my; shamab@pkrisc.cc.ukm.my; and terencegomez@hotmail.com.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 15 results in Routledge Malaysian Studies Series
  1. Malaysia and the Developing World

    The Asian Tiger on the Cinnamon Road

    By Jan Stark

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    As Malaysia’s economy grows and flourishes, strong new links are being forged with other developing countries in the region and beyond. This book traces the ways in which age-old organizational, political, religious and trade networks between Nusantara, the Malay World, and Central Asia, East...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ethnicization and Identity Construction in Malaysia

    By Frederik Holst

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    This book is the first monograph to provide an in-depth and multifaceted study of the processes of ethnicization and identity construction in Malaysia, from the colonial period until the present. In his analysis, the author takes multiple layers of ethnicization into account and shows how these...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Other Kuala Lumpur

    Living in the Shadows of a Globalising Southeast Asian City

    Edited by Yeoh Seng Guan

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    Kuala Lumpur, like many Southeast Asian cities, has changed very significantly in the last two or three decades – expanding its size, and 'modernising' and 'globalising' its built environment. For many people these changes represent 'progress' and 'development'. This book, however, focuses on the...

    Published January 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Governments and Markets in East Asia

    The Politics of Economic Crises

    By Jungug Choi

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    Governments and Markets in East Asia examines the relationship between economic performance, elite co-operation, and political regime stability in the context of the Asian crisis, and argues that economic crisis is not the cause of greater political harmony or discord, but rather that it...

    Published January 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Affirmative Action, Ethnicity and Conflict

    Edited by Edmund Terence Gomez, Ralph Premdas

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    In recent years a number of countries have introduced affirmative action programmes in order to put right historical injustices and economic inequalities involving ethnic communities. This book examines affirmative action programmes in a range of countries around the world. It discusses how such...

    Published October 31st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Malaysia's Development Challenges

    Graduating from the Middle

    Edited by Hal Hill, Tham Siew Yean, Ragayah Haji Mat Zin

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    This book examines the various economic, political and developmental policy challenges that Malaysia faces in her shift from a middle income to high-income economy. This issue is of great interest to academics, policy makers and development practitioners in the developing world, particularly in...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Johan Saravanamuttu

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    Southeast Asia manifests some of the most interesting, non-violent as well as conflictual elements of Islamic social and political life in the world. This book examines the ways in which Muslim politics in Southeast Asia has greatly impacted democratic practice and contributed to its practical and...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Race and Multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore

    Edited by Daniel P.S. Goh, Matilda Gabrielpillai, Philip Holden, Gaik Cheng Khoo

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    This book explores race and multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore from a range of different disciplinary perspectives, showing how race and multiculturalism are represented, how multiculturalism works out in practice, and how attitudes towards race and multiculturalism – and multicultural...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Privatization in Malaysia

    Regulation, Rent-Seeking and Policy Failure

    By Jeff Tan

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    In recent years, privatisation has fallen out of favour in many countries because the underlying political factors have not been well understood. This book examines Malaysia’s privatisation programme, focusing on how political constraints resulted in the failure of four major privatisations: the...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Media, Culture and Society in Malaysia

    Edited by Yeoh Seng Guan

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    This book presents a comprehensive, full-length analysis of the uses of media and communication technologies by different social actors in Malaysia. Unlike other studies of the media in Malaysia which concentrate on "political economy" or "freedom of the media" approaches, this book focuses on the...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Government-Linked Companies and Sustainable, Equitable Development
    Edited by Terence Gomez, François Bafoil, Kee-Cheok Cheong
    To Be Published December 11th 2014
  2. The Haze Problem in Southeast Asia: Palm Oil and Patronage
    By Helena Varkkey
    To Be Published June 29th 2015

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