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Title: Development and social change in Malaysia during the Mahathir Administration 1981-1992 : a comparative sociological study with particular emphasis on their impact on the Muslim society
Author: Hazizan, Md. Noon
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1995
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This work is a modest attempt at examining and understanding the nature and impact of development process in Malaysia during the Mahathir administration. The main time frame chosen is from the year 1981 to 1992, although the events after this period up to the completion of this thesis are also relevant in various ways. The analysis is made primarily in the light of the Government's Islamization policy and Vision 2020. The study is undertaken in view of a popular belief that development during this time demonstrates a significant shift from its long standing traditional approach. How far does this claim bear the truth? The result of this study reveals an answer to this primary question. The research, which adopts what the researcher calls a comparative sociological study or approach that combines the elements of sociological and Islamic studies together, primarily analyses the Government development policies and strategy which are believed to have been responsible in bringing about the observed changes and impacts on the society, especially on the Muslims. For practical reasons, comparison takes place in various forms and on different levels. For example, in the theoretical chapter the philosophy of development and change as seen from both perspectives is established as a framework upon which our analysis of Malaysian development is based. Contrasts between certain development policies and the achievements of two different eras are also made through longitudinal comparison. Standard comparison is used more often due to the nature of the subjects under scrutiny. Despite its unavoidable reference to Malaysia as a whole, the research, however, places more emphasis on the development and changes in the Peninsular. Logistic and financial constraints explain the need for this geographic limitation.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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