The Bersih Movement and Democratisation in Malaysia: Repression, Dissent and Opportunities (Hardcover)

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Beginning in 2005 as a small electoral reform initiative, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections, known as Bersih, became the most prominent social movement in Malaysia. Based on participant observation approach and first-hand interviews with key actors, this book examines how Bersih became a movement that aggregated the collective grievance of Malaysians and brought Malaysian sociopolitical activism to a new level. This book makes a major contribution to the scholarly work on social movement theories in the Southeast Asian context and to the growing literature on social movements and democratization.

About the Author


Khoo Ying Hooi is deputy head and senior lecturer in the Department of International and Strategic Studies at the University of Malaya.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781793642134
ISBN-10: 1793642133
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: December 10th, 2020
Pages: 223
Language: English