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Policy Regimes and the Political Economy of Poverty Reduction in Malaysia

Policy Regimes and the Political Economy of Poverty Reduction in Malaysia
This book is an original, comprehensive and critical evaluation of Malaysia's 40-year strategy of poverty eradication that has been successful in reaching its targets and yet controversial for being linked to the ethnically-oriented social engineering laid down by the New Economic Policy. Departing from narrowly focused studies of limited poverty reduction, the contributors to this volume of essays have brought together in-depth analyses of economic transformation, class and ethnic inequalities, social protection policies, the provision of key social services, political mobilization, and state capacity for planning. The result is a detailed examination of the scope and efficacy of changing policy regimes affecting Malaysia's post-colonial course of economic development, record of industrialization, and its relative resilience in adapting social policies to national pressures and global changes.


1. The Political Economy of Poverty Eradication in Malaysia: An Overview, Khoo Boo Teik and Khoo Khay Jin
2. Development Strategies and Poverty Reduction, Khoo Boo Teik
3. Poverty and Inequality, Khoo Khay Jin
4. Welfare Regime, Social Protection and Poverty Reduction, Saidatulakmal Mohd
5. Welfare Regimes, Social Services and Poverty Reduction, Halim Salleh
6. Organized Groups, Development Strategies and Social Policies, Francis Loh Kok Wah
7. Developmental State Capacity and Institutional Reform, Abdul Rahman Embong
8. Achievements, Limitations and Contradictions, Khoo Boo Teik

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  • Pub. Date: 24 Oct 2012
    Pub. Place: United Kingdom
    ISBN: 978-1-137-26700-9
    From: Palgrave