KHOO, Boo Teik

Position Professor、Director, State Building and Economic Development Program
Degree BA (Rochester), MCP (MIT), PhD (Flinders)
Specialty Political science
Current Research Interests Politics of Malaysia and Southeast Asia, Islamic politics, Comparative analysis of leadership. Political economy and social change
  • Biography
Since April 2014 Professor, GRIPS
June 2009-March 2014 Executive Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE – JETRO), Japan
May 1994-April 2009 Lecturer (1994-1999), Associate Professor  (2000-2009), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
June 1987-February 1993 Lecturer, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan
December 1986-April 1987 Senior Researcher, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur


  •  Selected publications

Between Dissent and Power: The Transformation of Islamic Politics in the Middle East and Asia, Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 (July) (Co-editors: Vedi R. Hadiz and Yoshihiro Nakanishi)

The Politics of Technocracy, Kyoto, Special Issue of Southeast Asian Studies, 2014 (August) (Co-editors: Takashi Shiraishi and Teresa Encarnacion Tadem)

Policy Regimes and the Political Economy of Poverty Reduction in Malaysia, Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 (editor)

Beyond Mahathir: Malaysian Politics and its Discontents, London and New York: Zed Books, 2003. Also published in Chinese as Chaoyue Mahadi (translated by Ong Kok Chung et al), Kuala Lumpur, Prometheus Enterprise, 2004

Paradoxes of Mahathirism: An Intellectual Biography of Mahathir Mohamad, Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1995; 2nd and 3rd impressions, 1995; 4th impression, 1996; 5th impression, 2001

Democracy in Malaysia: Discourses and Practices, Richmond: Curzon Press, 2002 (Co-editor: Francis Loh Kok Wah)


  • Other notable activities and achievements

Visiting Fellow, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Perth, 1999—2000
Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 2005—6


  •  e-mail: khoo-bt

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