Future of Pakatan Rakyat: Lessons from Selangor is a study on recent political
developments in Malaysia, focusing on The Pakatan Rakyat coalition in Selangor.
It is also an exploration of why effective opposition to the ruling Barisan
Nasional has been so difficult thus far. Drawing upon previous scholarship on
Malaysian politics, the author posits that this is due to the Malaysian state's
"syncretic" nature, in that its diversity makes a coherent struggle
against the incumbents difficult. Nevertheless, the unprecedented changes in
the Pakatan Rakyat parties and thorough socio-political change in Malaysian
Society have made this possible for the first time.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 30 July, 2012.