ICT development : economy, politics and inequality in Malaysia / Abd. Rasid Abd. Rahman

Abd. Rahman, Abd. Rasid (2009) ICT development : economy, politics and inequality in Malaysia / Abd. Rasid Abd. Rahman. Journal of Administrative Science, 6 (1). pp. 1-29. ISSN 1675-1302

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Abstract

Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has been profoundly transformed economically, socially and politically. Essentially premised on its various development strategies and programmes, the successful story of the Malaysian economy can be attributed to its market-oriented policies with regard to private sector investment and activities, both domestic and foreign. With the emphasis targeted at achieving long-term sustainable growth in equity, the basic philosophy of growth since 1970s, should be accompanied by improvements in the distribution of income and social stratification. Goals are not only set in economic terms but also in the form of social targets such as those envisaged in the New Economic Policy (NEP), New Development Policy (NDP) and initially in the current Vision 2020. But with the increasing engagement in the liberalisation process and ICTs, as in its recent economic policy for instance, the question of how well this can be the basis of its future attainment is something that is interesting to investigate. This question is based on the argument made by many that the continuous engagement in such developments will further divide the society (Castells, 2000a, 2000b, 2004; Norris, 2001).

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Item Type: Article
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Abd. Rahman, Abd. Rasid
arasid66@yahoo.com
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Public policy (General). Policy sciences > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Business cycles. Economic fluctuations. Economic indicators
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Business cycles. Economic fluctuations. Economic indicators > Finance and cycles. Financial crises. Convergence (Economics)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: 1675-1302
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-29
Item ID: 43480
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT development; economy; politics; inequality
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43480

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