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Deliberative democracy: A Malaysian Perspective

Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin (2008) Deliberative democracy: A Malaysian Perspective. Journal of International Studies , 4. pp. 18-34. ISSN 1823-691X

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This paper discusses briefly first the theory of deliberative democracy as an important aspect of the democratic system of governance which encourages citizens to participate in decision-making process by thinking and debating critically on issues that are political and of public interest especially with regard to policies that impact their daily lives and their future.This paper then analyses this theory from the Malaysian political perspective.Malaysia has different approaches toward implementing deliberative democracy.This is because of the nature of society and political circumstances of the country.While Malaysia rejects liberal democracy but it embraces elite deliberation which believes that democracy should be applied responsibly without jeopardising racial and religious harmony which calls for limiting certain democratic practices, such as freedom of speech and that of the press.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, deliberative democracy, corruption, Islam
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mohd. Azizuddin Mohd Sani
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2012 04:02
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 04:02

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