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Piety and politics : Islamism in contemporary Malaysia /
Joseph Chinyong Liow.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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xix, 263 p.
ISBN
0195377087 (alk. paper), 9780195377088 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
isbn
0195377087 (alk. paper)
9780195377088 (alk. paper)
contents note
Genesis of an Islamist agenda -- The Malaysian state and the bureaucratization of Islam -- Reconstructing and reinforcing Islamism -- 'Popular' political Islam : representations and discourses -- 'Securing' Islam in a time of turbulence -- Conclusion.
catalogue key
6798726
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Malaysia, home to some 20 million Muslims, is often held up as a model of a pro-Western Islamic nation. The government of Malaysia, in search of Western investment, does its best to perpetuate this view. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the growing role of Islam in the last quarter century of Malaysian politics.
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Malaysia, home to some twenty million Muslims, is often held up as a model of a pro-Western Islamic nation. The government of Malaysia, in search of Western investment, does its best to perpetuate this view. But this isn't the whole story. Over the last several decades, Joseph Liow shows,Malaysian politics has taken a strong turn toward Islamism. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the growing role of Islam in the last quarter century of Malaysian politics. Conventional wisdom suggest that the ruling UMNO party has moved toward Islamism to fend off challenges from the moreheavily Islamist opposition party, PAS. Liow argues, however, that UMNO has often taken the lead in moving toward Islamism, and that in fact PAS has often been forced to react. The result, Liow argues, is a game of "piety-trumping" that will be very difficult to reverse, and that has direconsequences not only for the ethnic and religious minorities of Malaysia, but for their democratic system as a whole.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 3
Genesis of an Islamist Agendap. 19
The Malaysian State and the Bureaucratization of Islamp. 43
Reconstructing and Reinforcing Islamismp. 73
"Popular" Political Islam: Representations and Discoursesp. 113
"Securing" Islam in a Time of Turbulencep. 149
Conclusionp. 177
Epiloguep. 195
Notesp. 205
Glossaryp. 243
Selected Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 255
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