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|Title:||The Developmental Clientelist State: The Malaysian Case|
|Citation:||Jesudason, J.V. (1997). The Developmental Clientelist State: The Malaysian Case. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 23 (1-2) : 147-173. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The notion of developmental clientelism, defined as the ability of a given state to emphasize development while practicing cronyism, is used to describe the contemporary Malaysian state. The respective roles of multinational corporations, state entrepreneurship, Chinese & Malaysian capital, internalized clientelism, & privatization in Malaysia's developmental clientelism model are discussed. Several factors that have prevented Malaysia's economic system from becoming overwhelmed by corruption are identified: trade unions' relative lack of authority; the defeat of communist sentiment prior to independence; the existence of a coherent state structure; reliance on natural resources to construct infrastructure; & the dominant political party's incorporation of non-Malaysian parties. The advantages & shortcomings of the developmental clientelism model in Malaysia (eg, the improvement of citizens' lives & the penchant for scandal, respectively) are examined. It is concluded that developmental clientelism is an alternative to the capitalist models prevalent in East Asian nations. J. W. Parker.|
|Source Title:||Humboldt Journal of Social Relations|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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