Malaysia, a new nation whose very existence depends on holding disparate ethnic groups in balance, is an example of a developing nation whose legislature does influence policy. This pioneering survey and analysis of the Malaysian parliament carefully documents and interprets the interaction of legislator, party, and voter in Malaysia. The study ind
Lloyd D. Musolf is professor of political science and director, Institute of Government Affairs, at the University of California at Davis.
J. Frederick Springer is principal consultant with California Technical Assistance Associates and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California's Sacramento Public Affairs Center.
Westview/Dawson Replica Editions -- Preface -- Representation and Development in Malaysia -- Politics, Economics, and Public Policy -- Policymaking and the Malaysian MP -- Representation in a Divided Society: Parties and Politics -- Representation and Recruitment: Career Paths of Malaysian MPs -- Parliament in Session: The Adaptation of a Representative Institution -- Parliamentary Responsiveness and the Malaysian MP
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