Malaysia's 40-year strategy of 'poverty eradication' has met with a great deal of success, yet has caused controversy for its links to ethnically-oriented social restructuring. This book is a critical evaluation of changing policy regimes affecting Malaysia's development, record of industrialization, and efficacy in adapting social policies.
About the Author
KHOO BOO TEIK was born, bred and schooled in Penang, Malaysia, before studying at the University of Rochester, USA, MIT and Flinders University. A leading specialist in Malaysian politics, he wrote Paradoxes of Mahathirism (1995) and Beyond Mahathir (2003). He is Executive Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan.
Table of ContentsPolitical Economy of Poverty Eradication in Malaysia: An Overview; K.Teik & K.Jin Development Strategies and Poverty Reduction; K.Teik Poverty and Inequality; K.Teik Welfare Regimes, Social Services and Poverty Reduction; H.Salleh Organized Groups, Development Strategies and Social Policies; F.Wah Developmental State Capacity and Institutional Reform; A.Embong Achievements, Limitations and Contradictions; K.Teik