Transparency and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Asia: Singapore and Malaysia

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Routledge, Aug 2, 2004 - History - 280 pages
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In Transparency and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Asia, Rodan 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, and that new technology necessarily undermines authoritarian control. Instead, Rodan argues that in Singapore and Malaysia external pressures for transparency reform were, and are, in many respects, being met without serious compromise to authoritarian rule or the sanctioning of media freedom.
 

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Contents

Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18

Section 9
Section 10
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Garry Rodan is Director of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia.

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