Transparency and authoritarian rule in Southeast Asia : Singapore and Malaysia (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Transparency and authoritarian rule in Southeast Asia : Singapore and Malaysia

Author: Garry Rodan
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
Series: RoutledgeCurzon/City University of Hong Kong South East Asian studies, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 1997-98 Asian economic crisis raised serious questions for the remaining authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia, not least the hitherto outstanding economic success stories of Singapore and Malaysia. Could leaders presiding over economies so heavily dependent on international capital investment ignore the new mantra among multilateral financial institutions about the virtues of 'transparency'? Was it really a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Rodan
ISBN: 0415335825 9780415335829 9780203421017 0203421019 9780415374163 0415374162
OCLC Number: 53038759
Description: xvii, 261 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Information control and authoritarian rule in East and Southeast Asia: under challenge? --
Bedding down media and information control in Singapore and Malaysia --
Bureaucratic authoritarianism and transparency reform in Singapore --
Keeping civil society at bay: media in Singapore after the crisis --
Crony capitalism and transparency reform in Malaysia --
Challenges to media control in Malaysia --
Conclusion: advanced market systems, information flows and political regimes.
Series Title: RoutledgeCurzon/City University of Hong Kong South East Asian studies, 4.
Responsibility: Garry Rodan.
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This book rejects the notion that the 1997-98 Asian economic crisis was further evidence that ultimately capitalism can only develop within liberal social and political institutions.  Read more...

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'Readers committed to press freedom, justice and democracy will find Rodan's analysis compelling.'Mustafa K. Anuar, Aliran Monthly, Vol. 24 (6).'Rodan has written an enlightening, challenging and Read more...

 
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