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Malaysian Politics in the New Media Age

Implications on the Political Communication Process

Authors: Leong Pooi Yin, Pauline

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of political communication in Malaysia
  • Contributes to the discourse on the intersection and confluence of politics and new media in Malaysia, examining the Internet’s transformative role and effect on Malaysian democracy 
  • Explores the ramifications of new communication technologies for emerging democracies such as Malaysia 
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of the Internet on Malaysian politics and how it has played a pivotal role in influencing the country’s political climate. It lays out the background of Malaysia’s political history and media environment, and addresses the ramifications of media-isation for the political process, including political public relations, advertising and online campaigns. The book examines the Internet’s transformative role and effect on Malaysian democracy, as well as its consequences for political actors and the citizenry, such as the development of cyber-warfare, and the rise of propaganda or “fake” news in the online domain. It also investigates the interplay between traditional and new media with regard to the evolution of politics in Malaysia, especially as a watchdog on accountability and transparency, and contributes to the current discourse on the climate of Malaysian politics following the rise of new media in the country. This book is particularly timely in the wake of the 2018 Malaysian general election, and will be of interest to students and researchers in communications, politics, new media and cultural studies.


About the authors

Dr Pauline Leong is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication & Liberal Arts, School of Arts at Sunway University Malaysia. She completed her PhD with Monash University Malaysia, specialising in the area of political communication. Dr Leong also holds a Master of Mass Communication from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where she was awarded the Pearson Education Gold Medal for best graduating student. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) and was a former journalist with The Straits Times in Singapore. Dr Leong currently teaches Law and Ethics in Communication and Political Communication. Her research interests include freedom of speech and political campaigns. Dr Leong’s current research projects focus on online hate speech and satire in Malaysia.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Softcover $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Malaysian Politics in the New Media Age
Book Subtitle
Implications on the Political Communication Process
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8783-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8783-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8782-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-8785-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 169
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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