State-Led Modernization and the New Middle Class in Malaysia

Synopsis

Rich in detail and lucidly written, this is the first comprehensive study of the new middle class in Malaysia. Abdul Rhaman Embong examines the emergence and role of the new Malay middle class, particularly with regard to democratization and evolution of civil society in Malaysia. The author explores variations within the class across the country,andralso draws comparisons with the Malay working class, and the middle classes of China, India, and elsewhere in Asia.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Clive S. Kessler
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002