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Law and Society in Malaysia: Pluralism, Religion and Ethnicity

Edited by: Andrew Harding, Dian A. H. Shah

ISBN13: 9781138307568
Published: December 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780367869717

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This book provides a systematic and interdisciplinary examination of law and legal institutions in Malaysia. It examines legal issues from historical, social, and political perspectives, and discusses the role of law in relation to Malaysian multiculturalism, religion, politics, and society. It shows how the Malaysian legal system is at the heart of debates about how to deal with the country's problems, which include ethnic and religious divisions, uneven and unsustainable development, and political authoritarianism; and it argues that the Malaysian legal system has much to teach other plural polities, nations within the common law tradition, and federal states.

Other Jurisdictions , Law and Society, Asia
Editorial Thread No.1
Chapter 1: The Creation of Greater Malaysia: Law, Politics, Ethnicity, and Religion
Kevin Y.L. Tan
Editorial Thread No.2
Chapter 2: Malaysia’s Blocked Social Contract Debate
Rueban Ratna Balasubramaniam
Editorial Thread No.3
Chapter 3: Dimensions of Ketuanan Melayu in the Malaysian Constitutional Framework
Wilson T.V. Tay
Editorial Thread No.4
Chapter 4: ‘Nazrinian’ Monarchy in Malaysia: The Resilience and Revival of a Traditional Institution
Andrew Harding
Editorial Thread No.5
Chapter 5: The Particular in the Universal: Negotiating the Right to Education and Cultural-Linguistic Rights of Minority Children in East Malaysia
Jaclyn L.C. Neo
Editorial Thread No.6
Chapter 6: ‘Legal Pluralism’ in Malaysia: The Case of Iban Native Customary Rights in Sarawak
Yogeswaran Subramaniam
Editorial Thread No.7
Chapter 7: Religion, Conversions, and Custody: Battles in the Malaysian Appellate Courts
Dian A.H. Shah
Editorial Thread No.8
Chapter 8: The Rise of Islamic Sexual Morality and State Power in Malaysia
Tan Beng Hui
Editorial Thread No.9
Chapter 9: Justice and Enforcement Agencies Personnel in Malaysia and their Views about Domestic Violence, Marriage and Religion
Noraida Endut and Intan Hashimah Mohamed Hashim
Editorial Thread No.10
Chapter 10: Political and Religious Hegemony via the Suppression of Expression: Book Banning and Film Censorship in Malaysia
Azmi Sharom and Saw Tiong Guan