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Author Musolf, Lloyd D.

Title Malayasia's Parliamentary System : Representative Politics and Policymaking in a Divided Society
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (158 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; Preface; 1 REPRESENTATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN MALAYSIA; Communalism: The Context of Malaysian Politics; Legislatures in Developing Countries; Representation and Responsiveness; Components of Responsiveness; The Malaysian Parliamentary System; 2 POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND PUBLIC POLICY; Political History in a Divided Society; Economics in a Divided Society; Governmental Institutions in a Divided Society; Summary; 3 POLICYMAKING AND THE MALAYSIAN MP; Representation: Policymaking or Communication?; Representation and the MP
Constituent Communication and the MPThe MP and Policy Involvanent: Two Examples; Housing Policy; The Green Book; Conclusion; 4 REPRESENTATION IN A DIVIDED SOCIETY: PARTIES AND POLITICS; Partisanship and Political Attitudes; Partisanship and Representation; Conclusion; 5 REPRESENTATION AND RECRUITMENT: CAREER PATHS OF MALAYSIAN MPs; Electoral Competition and the Selection of MPs; Career Paths to the Dewan Rakyat; Career Path and Representative Activities; 6 PARLIAMENT IN SESSION: THE ADAPTATICN OF A REPRESENTATIVE INSTITUTION; Parliament' s Performance: A Self-Assessment; Constituency Service
Organization and ProceduresThe Question Hour and the Supply Debate; Parliamentary Leaders; Conclusion; 7 PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSIVENESS AND THE MALAYSIAN MP; REFERENCES; INDEX
Summary Malaysia, a new nation whose very existence depends on holding disparate ethnic groups in balance, is an example of a developing nation whose legislature does influence policy. This pioneering survey and analysis of the Malaysian parliament carefully documents and interprets the interaction of legislator, party, and voter in Malaysia
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Subject Legislators -- Malaysia
Representative government and representation -- Malaysia
Representative government and representation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429707436