publication . Research . Article . 2002

The Political Economy of Malaysian Federalism: Economic Development, Public Policy and Conflict Containment

Jomo K. S.; Wee Chong Hui;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Publisher: Helsinki: The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Abstract
Conflicts within the Malaysian federation have been rooted in socio-economic disparities and the struggle for control of natural resource rents, which State Governments previously had exclusive control over, as originally provided for by the federal constitution. The advance of fiscal centralization since then has also aggravated federal-state tensions, which have been relatively ignored due to the long-standing Malaysian pre-occupation with inter-ethnic tensions. Inter-regional resource transfers and central fiscal and political dominance have been used to undermine the more independent State Governments, especially those held by opposition parties. While the f...
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free text keywords: O1, R58, O53, O23, Finanzpolitik, Föderalismus, Regionalpolitik, Malaysia, ddc:330, Hegemony, Political economy, Economic rent, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Economics, Government, Politics, Natural resource, Federalism, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, Public policy
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publication . Research . Article . 2002

The Political Economy of Malaysian Federalism: Economic Development, Public Policy and Conflict Containment

Jomo K. S.; Wee Chong Hui;