Devolution of Powers in Sarawak: A Dynamic Process of Redesigning Territorial Governance in a Federal System

  title={Devolution of Powers in Sarawak: A Dynamic Process of Redesigning Territorial Governance in a Federal System},
  author={Andrew J Harding},
  journal={Asian Journal of Comparative Law},
  pages={257 - 279}
  • A. Harding
  • Published 11 July 2017
  • Political Science
  • Asian Journal of Comparative Law
Abstract This article is based on a case study of the developing process of devolution of powers in Sarawak as an aspect of the operation of cooperative federalism in Malaysia. The argument developed is that devolution can be seen and used in conjunction with and in reinforcement of federalism, rather than being simply an alternative method of decentralizing powers. The study finds that this approach may be more promising than a more confrontational approach based on arguments around the… 

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