A Proposed Model in Fundamental of Decision Making Process at Local Government Level

Kamarudin Ngah, Zaherawati Zakaria, Zaliha Hj Hussin, Nazni Noordin, Jamaludin Mustaffa, Mohd Zool Hilmie Mohamed Sawal

Abstract


Currently we are witnessing significant changes in the nature of policy making and management in local government. Essentially, these changes represent a move away from the relatively passive approach towards a more purposeful approach in which local authorities attempt to learn about the nature and causes of local problems and to respond accordingly. Therefore, what is required is a theoretical framework that could explain and relates the concept of planning to the concept of power, and seeks an explanation of decision-making process. The organizational changes and complex interaction in local government that involve politicians, planners, officers and decision-making bring about the important of current practices and evaluating future changes. Thus, this article tries to propose a model of decision making-process for greater performance in local government. In the findings, there are a few factors influencing councilors in running their functions. It shows that councillor as representatives at local government level will be a good policy maker in handling local manners by adopting this proposed model. In future research, to be a greater practice of rational decision making, perhaps the stakeholders such as households, business communities, community leaders and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) will be collaborated effectively with councillor in decision making-process relates to local affairs.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v8n8p96

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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