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Theory versus practice: Dilemma of public policy participation in the developing countries

Ahmad, Sabo and Abdullah, Siti Alida John and Arshad, Rozita (2014) Theory versus practice: Dilemma of public policy participation in the developing countries. In: UUM International Conference on Governance 2014 (ICG), 29th - 30th November 2014, Flamingo Hotel By The Beach, Pulau Pinang.

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Practice of public policy participation in developing countries defies conventional theories. The participatory policy process of today is prominently known to be elites dominating the entire process, and control every bit of its stages.In this relationship, citizens participate to fulfill the requirements.The scenario avails citizens with limited unwarranted choice to influence the policy.Various contending views provide account of different facets of policy process in bits with little coherency and details. The existing impasse between the theories and practices of public policy in developing countries has call for redirecting the beam light into deepening search for real life experiences, and contextual antecedents of the societies in question in order to transposing theory. Given the fact that policies produced from true sense of participatory process stand the test of sustainability, bring to the fore, the importance of envisaging ownership-based participatory approach to policy formulation and implementation. This paper highlighted the ongoing discussions about different perspectives of participatory policy process and specifically appealed for conceptual shift from traditional perspective, which emphasizes channel of participation to a more holistic citizen’s centric approach that emphasizes on citizen control of the policy process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN NO: 978-983-2078-95-1 Organizers: Institute for Governance and Innovation Studies (IGIS), College of Law, Government and International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ownership Based Participatory Policy Process (OBPP), Collective Ownership, Process Control, Quality Decision Outcome, Developing Countries.
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Siti Alida John Abdullah
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 08:12
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:12

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