Domination and Contestation

( Muslim Bumiputera Politics in Sarawak )


“This book makes an important contribution to understanding the ongoing political evolution of politics in Sarawak. It also provides a case study of the engagement of a dominant state with social forces in a multi-ethnic society.” – Harold Crouch, Emeritus Professor, Department of Political and Social Change School of International, Political and Strategic Studies Australian National University.

“Taking off from Joel Migdal’s notions of ‘the strongman-politician’, ‘strong society, weak state’ and ‘the state in society’, the author discusses how the federal government accommodates Taib Mahmud’s chief ministership over Sarawak, and how his long tenure is anchored in winning political support from the Sarawak Muslim bumiputera community. An insightful book on contemporary Sarawak politics.” – Francis Loh Kok Wah, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

“This volume will go a long way in explaining why a single Melanau family has been able to dominate Sarawak politics for the past four decades.” – James Chin, Head School of Arts and Social Sciences Monash University, Malaysia Campus


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ISBN: 9789814311588
Shipping Weight: 0.52kgs
Publisher: ISEAS
Published: 2011
First Published: 2011

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 25 November, 2011.

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