Democracy Without Consensus:
Communalism and Political Stability in Malaysia
Karl von Vorys
The newly independent countries that emerged from colonial rule after World War II were usually established on the the premise that a Western democratic system was going to 'successfully manage human conflict and...would assure the viability of the political system,' as the author says in his introduction. Of course, that hardly ever happened. Here the author looks at how the transition was made in Malaysia and how it those democratic ideals fared in the first two decades after independence. 443 pages with an index. Very Good Hardback in a Good Dust Jacket. First Edition.
Weight: 1kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition: The dust jacket is fairly clean except there is a small nick at the top of the spine. The binding is tight and there is minimal tanning throughout. A nice copy