Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) DePaul University Chicago, Illinois, USA, Masterof Arts Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya,Ph.D.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya

State-Society Relations, Democracy and Democratization in Malaysia

Contact Information:

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Selected Research

  1. "Issuesof Power, Gender and Family Relations in the Use of domestic Technologies : A Comparative Study of Lower Income and Middle Income Families inPenang." (Short-term grant; 2010 - ongoing)
    Team: Azrina Husin (Principle Investigator) and Azeem Fazwan AhmadFarouk

Selected Publication

Refereed Journals

  1. Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk. (2011) "The Limits of Civil Society inDemocratizing the State: The Malaysian Case" Kajian Malaysia(Journal of Malaysian Studies) Vol.29 No.1.
  2. AzeemFazwan and Azrina Husin. (2011) "Civic Education in an EmergingDemocracy: Students’ Experiences in Malaysia’s Projek Warga," Asian Social Science, Vol. 7. No. 3.
  3. Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk. (2012) "Bureaucratic-Authoritarian State andEntrepreneurship: The Failure to Create a Bumiputera Commercial and Industrial Class in Penang Malaysia," Kajian Malaysia(Journalof Malaysian Studies), Vol. 30 No.1
  4. AzeemFazwan Ahmad Farouk and Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar. (2009) "The Conceptof Peace in Malay Culture" Jurnal Social-Budaya dan Politik, Vol. VIII No. 1

Other Publications

  1. AzeemFazwan Ahmad Farouk, "Citizenship Education Comes First" The Sun, 10 December, 2013
  2. Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk, 2012/29 August, Merdeka From Western Dogma, too, New Straits Times
  3. Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk, 2012/October 3, Private v public power, The Sun
  4. Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk, 2011/ October 4 Making Sense PAS’s Move, The Sun
  5. Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk, 2011/July 5 Bersih and Democracy, New Straits Times
  6. Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk, 2011/August 18 Western Models Not Working, New Straits Times
  7. Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk, 2011/September 13 Mat Sabu erred twice over New Straits Times
  8. Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk, 2011/October 4 It May be a facade this time, New Straits Times


  • SPU206 Kerajaan dan Politik Malaysia (Malaysian Government and Politics)
  • SPU318EDemocratic Government
  • SEA205 Malaysian Studies
  • SHE101 Hubungan Etnik (Ethnic Relations)

Current Supervision

  1. Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.),Ali Maksum, Field of Research: Defensive Realism dalam Hubungan Indonesia - Malaysia : Kajian Kes   Ambalat, Tarian Pendet dan Tenaga Kerja Indonesia (TKI)
  2. Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.),Mehrzad Javadikouchaksarae, Field of Research: The Failure of the Oslo Process: The Crisis of Religious Nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  3. Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.),Nur Hartini Binti Yaacop, Field of Research: Dampak Pusat Transformasi Bandarserta Darjah Ketersampaian Terhadap Masyarakat Sekitar