Abdullah Ahmad Badawi: A Malaysian Neo-Conservative?

  title={Abdullah Ahmad Badawi: A Malaysian Neo-Conservative?},
  author={A. Hamid and Muhamad Takiyuddin Ismail},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Political Science},
  pages={379 - 399}
  • A. Hamid, M. Ismail
  • Published 9 August 2012
  • Political Science
  • Japanese Journal of Political Science
Abstract This article proposes an analysis of changes implemented during Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's administration (2003–09), using the theoretical framework commonplace in studies on conservatism. Based on the premise that transformations in conservative polities are prone to producing conflict, the dynamics of conflict situations during Abdullah's checkered Premiership is foregrounded. As we apply the main criteria defining conservatism to regime behaviour in Malaysia… 
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