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The Rise of Constitutional Patriotism in Malaysian Civil Society

Khoo, Gaik Cheng


This paper aims to account for the resurgent interest in the protections provided in the Malaysian Federal Constitution and to understand the rights-based language used by Malaysian civil society actors over the past few years. Observers of Malaysian politics have concluded that since the 1980s the country has been �taking the long march to desecularisation� (Kessler, 2008). I argue, however, that Habermas� notion of �constitutional patriotism� is alive and well in Malaysia and that it stands...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Studies Review
DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2013.767309


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