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Distributive politics in Malaysia : maintaining authoritarian party dominance

Author: Hidekuni Washida
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Series: Politics in Asia series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The election on 9 May 2018 ended six decades of rule by the ruling coalition in Malaysia (Barisan Nasional or BN, formerly Alliance). Despite the turnover, the BN's resilience was outstanding in terms of its longevity and the competitiveness of the elections. This book explores the mechanisms of the emergence, endurance, and decline of the party's dominance. Specifically, using a systematic analysis of key  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hidekuni Washida
ISBN: 9781138634510 1138634514
OCLC Number: 1042076610
Description: xiii, 229 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The puzzling resilience of authoritarian party dominance --
A theory of elite-level mobilization agency --
Historical origins of the mobilization agency --
Revisiting center-local relations : collusion rather than collision --
Providing credible cost compensation : development budget allocation --
Designing an incentive mechanism : ministerial portfolio allocation --
Manufacturing legislative dominance : gerrymandering and malapportionment --
Withstanding the decline : a dilemma in spatial positioning.
Series Title: Politics in Asia series.
Responsibility: Hidekuni Washida.

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"The election on 9 May 2018 ended six decades of rule by the ruling coalition in Malaysia (Barisan Nasional or BN, formerly Alliance). Despite the turnover, the BN's resilience was outstanding in terms of its longevity and the competitiveness of the elections. This book explores the mechanisms of the emergence, endurance, and decline of the party's dominance. Specifically, using a systematic analysis of key resources (budgets, posts, and seats), Washida challenges the conventional argument that a punitive threat to exclude opposition supporters from distributive benefits sustained the loyalty of the masses and elites. He also questions the idea that the mere existence of party organization enables a leader to credibly commit to power-sharing. Instead he posits a theory of mobilization agency, in which a party leader needs to design an effective incentive mechanism. In addition, he explains how the BN had manufactured legislative dominance by tactical gerrymandering and malapportionment. He also explores how the party established its dominance, why it suddenly declined since 2008, and how it (unsuccessfully) tried to survive. The insights drawn from the Malaysian case help deepen our understanding of the rise and fall of authoritarian parties and distributive politics in general"--

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