The Malaysian Islamic Party 1951-2013

Islamism in a Mottled Nation

Farish A. Noor

Farish A. Noor

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

280 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9789089645760 Will Publish September 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) is the biggest opposition party in Malaysia and one of the most prominent Islamist parties in Southeast Asia. Tracing its development from 1951 to the present, this ambitious study explains how PAS acquired both local and international relevance.

Farish A. Noor charts the party’s rise alongside the different ideological postures—from anticolonialism to postrevolutionary Islamism—that it has adopted over the years.  Exploring how PAS has continuously adapted to contemporary realities, he makes an important contribution to our understanding of Malaysia’s Islamist movement, as well as the country’s broader political history.
Martin van Bruinessen | Utrecht University
“This is without a doubt the best study of PAS that has appeared to date, and at the same time a social and political history of independent Malaysia seen from the margins. It is essential reading not only for those who wish to understand Malaysian politics, but also for students of contemporary Islamist movements.”
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