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Can Top-Down and Bottom-Up be Reconciled? Electoral Competition and Service Delivery in Malaysia

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Top-down versus bottom-up is one of development’s enduring tensions, not least in public service delivery. In Malaysia, public services have traditionally been animated from the top down. Bottom-up forces in civil society have strengthened recently, but so too have top-down forces, and their impact on public services is greater.

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  • Mccourt, Willy, 2012. "Can Top-Down and Bottom-Up be Reconciled? Electoral Competition and Service Delivery in Malaysia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(11), pages 2329-2341.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:40:y:2012:i:11:p:2329-2341
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.03.023
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    1. Chan-Yuan Wong, 2016. "Evolutionary targeting for inclusive development," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 26(2), pages 291-316, May.

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    Malaysia; South-East Asia; civic engagement; New Public Management; participation; democracy;

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