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Reformasi Pendidikan Iii: Pendidikan Sivik Untuk Penyuburan DemokrasiReformasi Pendidikan Iii: Pendidikan Sivik Untuk Penyuburan Demokrasi by Sri Murniati; Al-Mustaqeem M. Radhi

Demokrasi memerlukan warganegara yang celik politik. Pendidikan sivik dan kewarganegaraan di sekolah adalah salah satu cara untuk melahirkan rakyat yang berkemampuan untuk memikul cabaran demokrasi dan pembinaan negara. Tetapi apakah matapelajaran sivik dan kewarganegaraan yang diajarkan di sekolah-sekolah menengah di Malaysia telah dirumuskan dengan baik untuk memenuhi cabaran ini? Apakah pengetahuan dan keterampilan yang sekarang didedahkan kepada pelajar melalui matapelajaran sivik dan kewarganegaraan dapat melahirkan pelajar yang celik sivik? Jika tidak, apakah yang perlu diperbaiki? Buku ini adalah satu percubaan untuk membincangkan pertanyaan-pertanyaan di atas dan menggunakan pengalaman Jerman sebagai rujukan dan perbandingan untuk memberikan rumusan bagi peningkatan pendidikan sivik dan kewarganegaraan Malaysia.

Combatting CorruptionCombatting Corruption by Anis Yusal Yusoff; Sri Muniarti; Jenny Gryzelius

This book compiles the "history' of the fight against corruption in Malaysia and provides an overview of initiatives taken by various agencies, groups and organisations over the last few decades. This book trace the common features in these endeavours, and identify if and how they build on from each other. This book is designed to help key stakeholders in the fight against corruption to evaluate previous initiatives and capture the lessons from these initiatives. We are hoping that this book will provide a platform for knowledge exchange and critical discussion among those involved in promoting and fighting corruption.

Memerangi Rasuah Di Malaysia: Cukupkah Usaha Kita?Memerangi Rasuah Di Malaysia: Cukupkah Usaha Kita? by Anis Yusal Yusoff; Sri Muniarti; Jenny Gryzelius

Buku ini menghimpun "sejarah" usaha memerangi rasuah di Malaysia dan membentangkan secara selayang pandang usaha-usaha yang telah diambil oleh pelbagai agensi, kelompok, dan pertubuhan masyarakat sejak beberapa dekad yang lalu. Buku ini menyelidiki usaha-usaha berkenaan serta cuba mengenalpasti sama ada usaha-usaha berkenaan saling melengkapi atau bertindan satu sama lain. Buku ini diharapkan dapat membantu pihak-pihak berkepentingan untuk menilai usaha-usaha di masa lalu dan mendapatkan penajaran daripada usaha-usaha berkenaan saling melengkapi atau bertindan satu sama lain. Buku ini diharapkan dapat membantu pihak-pihak berkepentingan untuk menilai usaha-usaha di masa lalu dan mendapatkan pengajaran daripada usaha-usaha berkenaan. Kami berharap buku ini dapat menyediakan pentas untuk pertukaran pengetahuan dan perbincangan kritis dalam kalangan mereka yang terlibat dalam usaha memartabatkan integrity dan memerangi rasuah.

Coalitions And Coalition Management: An Introduction To The Art Of Coalition GovernmentCoalitions And Coalition Management: An Introduction To The Art Of Coalition Government by Adam, Rainer; Sebastian Braun

"...This book is not meant to be a theoretical standard work of political science; instead it might become useful as a guide for practitioners in political parties and parliaments, civil society and generally for people interested in politics. I hope that the readers gain some insights into coalition politics as practised in some selected countries but especially in my native Germany. I also hope that the presented analysis inspires and encourages people to think beyond the current frontiers and thereby change the paradigms pertaining to the assessment of parliamentary democracies of the continental European type. Furthermore, I hope that the examples presented from Asia show the dynamics of political decision-making and compromise as we can observe them currently in thesenascent democracies. European and Asian democracies can learn a great deal from each others experience. It is my hope that coalescing and compromise are regaining the respect and appreciation which these values deserve so that democrats worldwide treasure instead of loathe them. Special thanks go to our German intern, Ms. Ann-Christine Winkler, for the collection of basic materials on the subject. I wish to thank Mr. David Harrison-Smith, a young academic from Sydney, Australia, who worked with the Foundation in spring 2007 for the preparation of data sets and the drafting of the two sections on India and Australia. My co-author Sebastian Braun, contributed to the book's completion by updating the part on Indonesia and composing the sections on Malaysia, Thailand, coalition theory and coalition research in chapter 1. He also wrote the part on the coalition negotiations in Germany in 2009 in chapter 3. Ultimately any responsibility for errors and misjudgements remains with us, the two lead authors." Rainer Adam Bangkok, June 2011

Kenangan Perjuangan Pru13 KluangKenangan Perjuangan Pru13 Kluang by Tung Wan Qing

Buku ini mengandungi tulisan, laporan dan keterangan gambar kempen pilihanraya umum ke-13 yang bertumpu di kawasan Parlimen P.152 Kluang dan Dewan Undangan Negeri N.28 Mengkibol dan N.29 Mahkota. Ia memberi fokus kepada "Kempen Rakyat" di mana semangat sukarelawan dan gotong-royong telah ditunjukkan oleh rakyat Malaysia di Kluang, Johor.

Chinese Whispers: Why Everything You've Heard About China Is WrongChinese Whispers: Why Everything You've Heard About China Is Wrong by Chu, Ben

We think we know China. The world's most venerable and self-confident civilisation, home to the largest unified race of people on the planet, China manufactures the objects that fill our lives. We see a country peopled by docile and determined factory workers, domineering 'Tiger Mothers' obsessed with education and achievement, and a society that has put the accumulation of wealth above political freedom. Above all, we see a superpower on the rise, destined to overtake the West and to dominate the 21st century. But how accurate is this picture? What if, as Ben Chu argues, we are all engaged in a grand game of Chinese Whispers, in which the facts have become more and more distorted in the telling? We have been getting China and the Chinese wrong for centuries. From the Enlightenment philosophes, enraptured by what they imagined to be a kingdom of reason, to the Victorians who derided the 'flowery empire', outsiders have long projected their own dreams and nightmares onto this vast country. With China's economic resurgence today, many have fallen once more under the spell of this glittering new global hegemon, while others foretell terrible danger in China's return to the centre of the world stage. Chinese Whispers tugs aside this age-old curtain of distortion in a powerful counterblast to modern assumptions about China. By examining the central myths, or 'whispers', that have come to dominate our view of China, Ben Chu forces us to question everything we thought we knew about world's most populous nation. The result is a surprising, penetrating insight into modern China.

Surviving The Global And Economic Downturn: The Cambodian ExperienceSurviving The Global And Economic Downturn: The Cambodian Experience by Jalilian, Hossein; Sothorn Kem Et Al

The global financial and economic shock of 2007-09 is the third major economic crisis to have buffeted Cambodia in its post-conflict period. In terms of magnitude of impact, the global financial and economic downturn was the worst of the three crises. That it caused the first ever growth contraction in the post-conflict period was sufficient rationale for the series of studies that substantiate this book. Like the two shocks that preceded it however, the way it impacted on Cambodia cannot be understood in isolation from the overall post-conflict milieu. The thesis here is not that endogenous factors caused the crisis. It is simply that endogenous factors shaped the impact of the crisis and a historical, as opposed to a static, analysis better illuminates the nature of the impact. This book is an in-depth comprehensive examination of the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on Cambodia. It probes into the effects of the shock at macro, sectoral and micro levels using qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Surviving The Global And Economic Downturn: The Cambodian ExperienceSurviving The Global And Economic Downturn: The Cambodian Experience by Jalilian, Hossein; Sothorn Kem Et Al

The global financial and economic shock of 2007-09 is the third major economic crisis to have buffeted Cambodia in its post-conflict period. This book is an in-depth comprehensive examination of the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on Cambodia. It probes into the effects of the shock at macro, sectoral and micro levels using qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Putrajaya Milik Siapa?Putrajaya Milik Siapa? by Liew Chin Tong

Buku kecil ini adalah hasil karya Liew Chin Tong, seorang ahli politik, wakil rakyat dan pemikir muda yang mahu berkongsi maklumat, pandangan serta cadangan tentang Putrajaya yang penuh dengan seribu persolalan, rahsia danmisteri. Dari saat idea penubuhan sebuah monument gergasi sebagai lambang kemegahan negara ciptaan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad hingga kepada reality hari ini yang memaparkan kuasa UMNO-Barisa Nasional yang semakin terhakis, Liew Chin Tong membawa pembaca menghayati fakta-fakta yang jarang atau tidak pernah disiarkan dalam media arus perdana. Buku kecil ini amat penting bagi sesiapa sahaja, sama ada anda penyokong UMNO-BN atau Pakatan Rakyat, ataupun jika anda bukan ahli mana-mana parti sekali pun, yang ingin tahu tentang tentang asal-usul Putrajaya dank e arah mana hala tuju monument raksasa yang menjadi symbol ibu Negara Malaysia.

Blues Orang Jelebu: Jelebu, Aman, TripoliBlues Orang Jelebu: Jelebu, Aman, Tripoli by The Libyaman

Libyaman tidak membesar di zaman Darurat. Libyaman ini lahir sesudah saya melarikan diri dari Jelebu pada tahun 1974. Maknanya "blues" dari Libyaman ini bukan "blues" yang berlatarbelakang Perang Dingin. "Blues" ini lahir bukan pada ketika rakyat Tanah Melayu mengangkat senjata melawan British. Walau apa pun, Blues Orang Jelebu ini telah menembus pecah, keluar dari Tiga Pintu Pagar Besi pecan Kuala Klawang. Ianya membawa kita - para pembaca merantau jauh. Berkelana jauh. Ini kerana Libyaman ini belajar di Jordan. Maknanya fasih berbahasa Arab. Maknanya berkemungkinan untuk melihat dunia ini lebih luas dari gaung dan hutan Bukit Tangga - bahagian akhir Banjaran Titiwangsa yang menjadi pasak bumi untuk Jelebu. Dalam buku Blues Orang Jelebu ini, kita dibawa ke Jordan & Libya - ke bumi yang kita tidak pernah sampai. Inilah indahnya membaca buku. Kita dapat sampai ke tempat-tempat yang kita tak pernah sampai. Kita dibawa oleh Sang Penulis untuk berkelana sama. -Tukar Tiub

Sekolah Bukan Penjara Universiti Bukan KilangSekolah Bukan Penjara Universiti Bukan Kilang by Faisal Tehrani

Realitinya, hakikat sekolah dan universiti pada masa kini telah menjadi terbalik. Sekolah telah menajdi tempat untuk mengajarkan konsumerisme dan 'efficient citizens'. Sebagai penjara, anak-anak kecil tidak benarkan untuk bertanya atau memilih apa yang ingin dipelajarinya sendiri. Setiap kelas adalah sel-sel yang dibina untuk memerangkap pemikiran mereka daripada melihat dunia luar, ilmu dan fahaman yang berbeza daripada yang dibenarkan oleh pengawal penjara. Pengenalan, Sekolah Bukan Penjara Universiti Bukan Kilang oleh Zul Fikri Zamir

Middle Malaysia: Centre Ground Is Battle GroundMiddle Malaysia: Centre Ground Is Battle Ground by Liew Chin Tong

"Malaysia is a multiethnic nation. Any political coalition that fails to take the centrist posture to win across ethnic lines to convince sufficient number of Malays/ Muslims and non-Malay/ non-Muslims voters would face defeat. This is exaggerated by the two rounds of electoral redelination in 1994 and 2003 that created many multiethnic constituencies, which at that time favours BN and now Pakatan Rakyat. Middle Ground will be the battle ground and our response is a Middle Malaysia approach. There is no place for extremism, racism or religious persecution." -- Liew Chin Tong --

Fields Of Desire: Poverty And Policy In LaosFields Of Desire: Poverty And Policy In Laos by High, Holly

In this important new book, High argues that poverty reduction policies are formulated and implemented in fields of desire. Drawing on psychoanalytic understandings of desire, she shows that such programs circulate around the question of what is lacking. Far from rational responses to measures of need, then, the politics of poverty are unconscious, culturally expressed, mutually contradictory, and sometimes contrary to self-interests. Based on long-term fieldwork in a Lao village that has been the subject of multiple poverty reduction and development programs, High's account looks at implementation on the ground. While these efforts were laudable in their aims of reducing poverty, they often failed to achieve their objectives. Local people received them with suspicion and disillusionment. Nevertheless, poverty reduction policies continued to be renewed by planners and even desired locally. High relates this to the force of aspirations among rural Lao, ambivalent understandings of power and "post-rebellious" moment in contemporary Laos.

Transforming Malaysia: Dominant And Competing ParadigmsTransforming Malaysia: Dominant And Competing Paradigms by Milner, Anthony; Abdul Rahman Embong Et Al (Eds.)

In the wake of Malaysia's 13th General Election some commentators speak of a sharpening of ethnic politics - with Prime Minister Najib blaming a "Chinese tsunami" for his government's polling setbacks; others are optimistic about the arrival of a new "non-racialized form of politics" and the emergence of "transethnic solidarity". This book, which engages with both the race paradigm and its opponents, warns that change is likely to come slowly - but is not impossible. Malaysia's race paradigm is a man-made ideological construct - one that has been contested in the past, and could realistically be contested in the future. In confronting the continuing challenge of globalization, Malaysians should not neglect the history of ideas - and ideology - as they search for new options.

Food Security: The Role Of Asia And Europe In Production, Trade And RegionalismFood Security: The Role Of Asia And Europe In Production, Trade And Regionalism by Hofmeister, Wilhelm; Patrick Rueppel Et. Al.

This publication comprises nine papers addressing issues concerning food security in Europe and Asia, including: What are the food policies as well as present challenges in European and Asian countries? What can they learn from each other? How do they try to ensure a stable food supply? What impacts do trade, regional initiatives and technology transfer have on food security?

Malaysian Economy, The: Rethinking Policies & PurposesMalaysian Economy, The: Rethinking Policies & Purposes by Nambiar, Shankaran

Despite Malaysia's impressive economic growth over the last few decades, if it aims to move out of its middle-income status and achieve something of the dynamism of economies such as China and Korea, it requires a new roadmap. This book attempts at defining the parameters of the vision that will guide greater economic development. They critically engage with current economic policies with the intention of sharpening the focus on what needs to be done to drive the economy to greater heights.

Cendekiawan Melayu Penyuluh EmansipasiCendekiawan Melayu Penyuluh Emansipasi by Azhar Ibrahim

…para inteligensia kita seharusnya memikul tugas kemanusiaan dengan berfungsi sebagai peninjau idea dan penggerak menyanggah autoriti kuku besi dan salah guna kuasa, serta mengungkap gagasan idealisme pembaharuan yang boleh diterokai dalam masyarakatnya, dengan menyemai pemikiran kritis dan kreatif yang penting dalam menyuguhkan budaya berfikir. Mentelah lagi, di saat-saat ketaksuban idea dan rasa defensive apabila identiti agama/budaya kita dipalitkan dengan penjenayahan keganasan dan rasisme, adalah menjadi kewajiban di kalangan para inteligensia (a) memperbetulkan prejudis manusia yang senang mencari kambing hitam sebagai sasaran kebenciannya; (b) mengafirmasi moral restraint dalam keadaan saling tuduh dan saling berdendam; (c) menepis segala bentuk dogmatisme yang datang menjelma dalam berbagai aliran pemikiran baik agama, kebudayaan, politik dan sebagainya.

No Country For Righteous Men And Other Essays In A Culture Of OffendednessNo Country For Righteous Men And Other Essays In A Culture Of Offendedness by S. Thayaparan

This is a collection of essays that examines the political landscape of Malaysia after five decades of independence. Using contemporary highly politicized issues as a launching pad to discover themes purposely hidden by the rhetoric of stability or change, this book offers an alternative view.

Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians: Essays On Energy Economy And EducationRich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians: Essays On Energy Economy And Education by Anas Alam Faizli

This book examines the seeming discrepancy between Malaysia's abundant natural resources, particularly oil, and social equality issues. It attempts to uncover how Malaysia's oil and gas resources were developed and whether they have been exploited for.

Malay Rulers, The: Regression Or Reform?Malay Rulers, The: Regression Or Reform? by Syed Husin Ali

This book considers the subject of the traditional Rulers of Malaysia from three perspectives - contemporary, historical and comparative. It looks looks at Malaysia within the context of different systems in various countries and the positions of their respective Rulers and the changes they have experienced, and predicts the likely future for The Malay Rulers, without being sensational or controversial.