Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Islamization and Activism in Malaysia

Islamization and Activism in Malaysia by  Julian C.H. Lee

Islamization and Activism in Malaysia examines aspects of the increasing political and social profile of Islam in Malaysia and describes how different kinds of activists in Malaysia have sought to protect fundamental liberties and to improve the state of democracy in Malaysia. In particular, focus is paid to activists who engage with electoral process, the law and the public sphere, and in particular, to movements that cut across or combine these realms of action. Spanning the period of the Prime Ministership of Abdullah Badawi, Julian C.H. Lee's grounded analysis examines the most important issues of that period including the freedom of religion case of Lina Joy, the Islamic state debate, and events surrounding the 8 March 2008 general elections.

Other new books on the shelf:
1. Borneo and Beyond by Peter Eaton
2. Corruption is my Name by Don Patrick

(All these books are available from our online bookshop.)

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