Federalism and resource allocation policy in Malaysia / Zaliha Hj Hussin

j Hussin (Hj), Zaliha Hj Hussin (1996) Federalism and resource allocation policy in Malaysia / Zaliha Hj Hussin. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


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This paper seeks to examine the effectiveness of the federal system of government in Malaysia in securing an equitable inter-regional and interethnic distribution of incomes and welfare for the country as a whole. The main focus of inquiry is on the institutional mechanism of allocating financial resources between the federal government and the State governments which comprise the federation and on how the mechanism has actually worked in practise during the decade of the 1970's. The central questions the paper addresses are (i) how do the federal institution of resource allocation inter-relate with the structure of governmental authority? and (ii) how are the constitutionally granted hear-sovereign rights to states in economic and social matters reconciled with the need of transference of real resources among the States and ethnic groups which must take place if national planning has to have any meaning? What the paper thus really attempts to do is to study the working of federalism in Malaysia in a development planning context.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration
Divisions: Faculty of Administrative Science & Policy Studies
Depositing User: Unit Pendigitan PTAR
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 02:37
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 02:40
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/4449




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