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Political parties and party system

UNSPECIFIED (2008) Political parties and party system. In: Tunku Mohd Mokhtar, Tunku Mohar, (ed.) Government and Politics in Malaysia. Cengage Learning, Singapore, pp. 139-158. ISBN 978-981-4239-27-1

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Political parties are part and parcel of democracies. In fact, modern democracy is unthinkable except in terms of parties. In democracies, parties offer "an excellent preliminary training for parliamentary candidature and eventual entry into parliament."l Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has experienced many general elections mostly contested by political parties and a small number of independent non-party affiliated candidates. This chapter explains the nature of political parties and party system in Malaysia. It analyses the major political parties, their objectives and bases of support. It also evaluates the nature of party system in Malaysia and weighs its strengths and weaknesses

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1996/29956
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political parties, party system, legislative, Malaysia, parliament
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Tunku Mohar Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2013 09:34
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 11:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29956

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