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New book: Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia

August 1, 2008

Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia: A New Civil Society in the Making
Jun-E Tan and Zawawi Ibrahim
Publisher: SIRD
Buy it online at http://www.gerakbudaya.com/

Jun-E Tan and Zawawi Ibrahim have written a most timely (and readable) book. The blogging phenomenon has been credited with playing an important part in the historic results of the 2008 General Election. It has also been lauded with the democratization of Malaysian public life in general. Here the authors have put together hard data coupled with interesting interviews with the main players to bring the discussion of blogs out of the realm of punditry and the anecdotal into a more studied empirical sociological sphere. For that, it is a significant work which hopefully would pave the way for similar efforts at studying the impact of new technologies on democracy in Malaysia.

Azmi Sharom, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. singer permalink
    October 24, 2008 11:38 am

    Is it possible for me to buy it at any bookshop in Penang? Please let me know. Thanks.

  2. October 24, 2008 12:59 pm

    Hi singer, I’m afraid I don’t know. Why don’t you try the publishers, SIRD. All the best, John

  3. Imp permalink
    November 18, 2008 9:19 am

    Try MPHOnline.com.

    Title: Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia: A New Civil Society in the Making
    Author: Jun-E Tan; Zawawi Ibrahim
    Publisher: SIRD
    Published Date: 25-JUL-08
    ISBN: 9833782531
    Format: Paperback
    Main Category: Malaysia Collection
    Sub-Category: HISTORY & POLITICS
    Our Price: RM 25.00 *
    Usual Local Delivery : 3-5 Business Days

  4. November 19, 2008 11:05 am

    Thanks Imp! John

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