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Title: Generational divide : how Pakatan Harapan swung the youth vote in GE14
Authors: Waikar, Prashant
Keywords: Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Waikar, P. (2020). Generational divide : how Pakatan Harapan swung the youth vote in GE14. The Round Table, 109(2), 155-172. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00358533.2020.1741883
Journal: The Round Table
Abstract: This article examines the strategies of both the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) in trying to reach out to youth voters. It seeks to understand the factors that led to PH winning 80% of the youth votes despite the political structures in place that were skewed against the Opposition and BN’s strong youth outreach. The article argues that BN’s brand of politics which employs Malay-Muslim supremacy is reliant on a practice of feudalistic politics which privileges older Malaysians and thus tends to disempower youths. Since BN utilised this brand of politics to remain in power, it became exceedingly difficult for its component parties to avoid alienating Malaysian youths. This allowed PH to seize the initiative for the youth vote by crafting strategies that sought to rupture the hierarchical nature of Malay-Muslim supremacy.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/154048
ISSN: 0035-8533
DOI: 10.1080/00358533.2020.1741883
Rights: © 2020 The Round Table Ltd. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
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