Southeast Asian Middle Classes:
Prospects for Social Change and Democratisation
Abdul Rahman Embong (editor)
The contributors to this volume analyse the various roles the middle classes have played in the 20th century in the democratic process in the region. Unlike in the West, in Southeast Asia the rise of the middle class has not necessarily gone hand in hand with more open societies. This, the contributors argue, is because modernisation there has been driven by the state rather than by private capitalism. As a result the middle classes have traditionally been more beholden to the whims of authoritarian rulers than in the West. Nevertheless the end of the century began to see change in the increased politicisation of this once servile group. Very Good Paperback. First Edition with an index.
Weight: 0.7 kg Post free within Malaysia
Published by: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia, 2001 ISBN: 9789679425482
Condition: Although fresh from the publisher's stock, there are light damp marks on the inside front and back covers and the facing end papers in each case. Otherwise the book looks new.