Malaysia@50: Economic development, distribution, disparities – S$28.00
Malaysia has grown and changed a great deal since it was formed on 16 September 1963. It was then seen as an unlikely nation hastily put together as a federation of British controlled territories in the region. Brunei’s refusal to join at the eleventh hour and Singapore’s secession before its second birthday only seemed to confirm such doubts.
Yet, it has not only survived, but even thrived, often cited as a developing country worthy of emulation. Ruled by the same ruling coalition since the mid-1950s, it has been tempting to emphasize continuities, and there certainly have been many.
Looking back at its last half century, this volume first considers changes in development policy in response to national as well as international developments. The remaining three parts consider how public policy has been influenced by and has, in turn, influenced economic distribution, public finance and economic federalism.
Besides the familiar focus on ethnic disparities, regional and other distribution issues are considered. The following discussion of government taxation as well as spending also focuses on distribution implications. Although constitutionally a federation, Malaysia has been more centralized than most federal states.
The way forward requires greater sensitivity to the complex political economy of Malaysia’s unlikely, but nonetheless resilient federation and ruling coalition.
- Title: MALAYSIA@50: Economic Development, Distribution, Disparities
- Editors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Wee Chong Hui
- ISBN: 9789675832963
- Book Size: 152.4mm x 228.6mm
- Weight: 370g
- No. of pages: 216p
- Price: S$28.00 (before tax)
- Year: 2014
- Finish: Paperback
- Published by: SIRD
- Printing: B/W
- Genre: Development, business & economics, politics, Malaysian studies
|Dimensions||15.2 × 22.9 cm|
Established in 2000, and nominated for 2020’s Prix Voltaire, Gerakbudaya is a publisher and distributor of books that embody social awareness, critical and alternative perspectives, and the hidden histories of Malaysia, Southeast Asia and the wider world we live in.
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As a publisher, alongside our academic imprint Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD), we are committed to publishing original and thought provoking books which produce a critical awareness of Malaysian politics, history, culture and society.
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