Local Democracy Denied?

Local Democracy Denied?

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Author: Lim Mah Hui

Local Democracy Denied? take a unique and comprehensive approach to discussing local government - one that is political, analytical, personal, historical, and forward looking. It begins with an authors personal journey to becoming a councilor for six years on the Penang Island City Council, as a representative of civil society. It then provides a brief history of how local councilors. There, follow an examination of the structure of local government, its relationship with state government, and some of the crucial functions it performs - planning, enforcement, and provision of urban services, filled with real stories of how council decisions are made and implemented, and the frequent gap between the two. The books ends with a call to revive local democracy by strengthening public participation in local government, empowering it and restoring local election preferably based an proportional representation rather than first past the post

Format: Small PB
Year published: 2020
Pages: 146
Sub-genre: politics
Imprint: Ilham Books
Product weight: 297g

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