Malaysia: nation, state, politics and elections - a brief survey / Munis Paran

Paran, Munis (1994) Malaysia: nation, state, politics and elections - a brief survey / Munis Paran. Forum Komunikasi, 4 (1): 1. pp. 1-28. ISSN 0127-8991


Any attempt to provide a brief survey of a multi-faceted subjects as that of the growth on a nation-state, with all its attending paraphernalia, is a frightening one. The words of caution found in Lucian Pye's presidential address on 2 September 1989 at the 85th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Atlanta come to mind "As a part of our confusion over scientific and humanistic knowledge we tend regularly to vacillate between favouring the one over the other. Indeed, the subfields are usually at different phases in what seem to be steady pendulum swings between the universal and the particular, theory and description, parsimony and thick description".


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Paran, Munis
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > Political science > Malaysia
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state
J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration > Elections. Electoral systems. Voting
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam
Journal or Publication Title: Forum Komunikasi
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Forum Komunikasi (FK)
ISSN: 0127-8991
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-28
Keywords: Malaysia; nation; state; politics; elections
Date: December 1994
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