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Paradigms & Practices of Public Policy and Political Communication in Malaysia

LooSee Beh
University of Malaya
LooSee Beh
University of Malaya
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Abstract

The economics of developing countries has been marked by inefficient public investment and misguided government interventions that have resulted in many pervasive failures which is mostly due to government''s inability to align their efforts with their country''s resource base and level of development. History revealed these to be characterised by increasing politicisation and monopolization of economic advantages and agenda setting with state legitimacy and capacity. When used in response to agenda-setting decision-making process, political inclusion adversely affect government performance and democratization and undermines accountability. Policy formulation in practice includes members of a specific policy subsystem and there exists tension between state and politics, within and between societies. The hallmark of bureaucracy and politicisation tend to promote the continuation of existing policies which may not anchor in the requisite endowments that can help developing country governments in supporting new paradigms of competition and success in tackling the challenges inherent in the creation of new competitive policies and industries. This paper acknowledges the gap between policies and practices of the state and its political communication and in factoring fair dimension of policies and better distribution of beneficiaries across the society. This paper would highlight several social and economic policies in the country in terms of monopolies, efficiencies, and practices that permeates the public policy, governance and political communication of agenda-setting and possible future challenges.