Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

Islamic Revivalism and Politics in Malaysia

Problems in Nation Building

Authors: Olivier, Bob

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  • Focuses on the Islamic revival in Malaysia
  • Includes in-depth confidential interviews with a 100 individuals from Malaysia’s educated class
  • Elaborates on the impact of the 2018 federal election on the trajectory of the Islamisation in Malaysia
  • Appeals to a general audience interested in finding out more about political Islam
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This book describes the Islamisation process that has unfolded in Malaysia over the last fifty years and provides feedback from in-depth interviews with 100 individuals from Malaysia’s “educated classes”, or the “elite”, regarding their reactions to the changes that have accompanied Islamisation and how they feel it has impacted them. It includes a brief overview of Islamisation globally and a brief history of Malaysia, focusing especially on those aspects relevant to the book’s subject. The book gives a comprehensive explanation of how and why Islamisation occurred in Malaysia and illustrates the extent of change that has accompanied it. The feedback from the research participants includes special analysis of reactions from Muslim women and non-Muslims. The reasons behind there being so little public debate about Islamisation and the concerns that this group of people have about what is happening is also explained. Finally, the author gives his opinion on the impact the change in government in May 2019 is likely to have. 

About the authors

Robert Henry Olivier is an advisor to the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at the University of Western Australia. He is also a Member of the Senate of the University. Recently retired, he spent 24 years in PA Consulting Group, in Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia, his last position being Head of the South-East Asia Region. As founder, owner and Executive Chairman, he then spent 25 years with ASPAC Executive Search, one of Malaysia’s leading search firms. He was a Director of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce for 21 years.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-0881-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islamic Revivalism and Politics in Malaysia
Book Subtitle
Problems in Nation Building
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0882-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0882-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0881-3
Series ISSN
2662-222X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 286
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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