Dr Makmor Tumin is a Professor at the Department of Public Administration, specializing in Political Science, focusing on Political Philosophy (Islam and the West) and Civil Society. His new research interest is patriotism. Having served under Universiti Malaya since 1997, there are a total of 13 books (7 authored, 5 edited) which have been credited under his name. Several selected published books of his include Essentials of Theology and Muslim Political Philosophy (author); Western Political and Economic Thought (author); Contemporary Western Political Philosophy: Figures and Metaphysics (author); Contemporary Islamic Political Thought: Syariah and Philosophical Leaning (co-editor); and Civil Society in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges (co-editor), all of which are written in Malay.
A list of several selected indexed (WoS/Scopus) papers of his are as below:
Rasiah, R., Noh, A., Tumin, M. 2009. Privatising healthcare in Malaysia: Power, policy and profits. J Contemp Asia 39(1): 50-62. (WoS)
Rasiah, R., Tumin, M., Musafar Hameed, L., Ndoma, I. 2017. Civil society organizations in opposition to healthcare commercialization: Protecting access for the poor and middle class in Malaysia. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 45(5): 1-19. (WoS)
Tumin, M., Che Soh, M. (2020). Sumbangan Tradisi Barat dan Islam Terhadap Idea Masyarakat Sivil (Contributions of Western and Islamic Traditions to the Idea of Civil Society). Journal of Aqidah and Islamic Thought (AFKAR), 22(2), 77-118. (Scopus)
Che Soh M., Tumin M. (2022). Full Paying Patient Services in Malaysia: A Counter-Hegemonic Response from a Civil Society Organization, Management and Accounting Review. 21(1), 23-39. (Scopus)
Rabaia, I.S.I., Tumin, M., Yeoh, E. K. K. (2017). Religion and revolution: Theorizing of the Arab Spring in accordance with the selectorate approach. Asian Politics & Policy, 9 (2), 222-44. (Scopus)
Other publications include more than 20 book chapters and more than 20 non-Scopus/ISI indexed papers plus book reviews (more than 25) and popular media articles (more than 100).
In the past, Dr Makmor Tumin has engaged his work on research relating to public health, focusing on policies related to organ donation and transplantation. From these projects, he has managed to publish more than 30 ISI/Scopus indexed papers in which he is the first author.
His eyesight began to deteriorate at the age of 11, and at 45, he became completely blind. He is currently serving as an Executive Board member of the ASEAN University Network - Disability and Public Policy (AUN-DPPnet) and also as the Chief Editor for a People With Disabilities (PwDs) Magazine ("Mainstreamer") which is funded by the Nippon Foundation under AUN-DPPnet.