In Malaysia, although considered a strong state, patronage and rent-seeking played key roles in policy adoption and implementation. She says her work exposed her to the telecom industry in South Asia, adding to her existing knowledge about the telecommunications sector in Southeast Asian countries. The comparison between the two countries is skillfully executed and based on rich, historically grounded analysis of their respective political economies. This book raises several interesting issues. By looking at the institutions and actors that drove these changes, this book examines state capacity, market reform, and rent-seeking in the two countries. The author argues that despite a weak government in the Philippines, telecom reforms succeeded owing to a supportive coalition and strong executive. It provides a hybrid economic, political, institutional, societal, and historical perspective.
The main question of this book is what the strategies for the successful future development of the telecommunications sector in transition countries are. For many years, there were state-owned monopolies in the telecommunications sector. Regulatory Reforms in the Philippines 9. General contact details of provider:. Reviewing the Literature: Theories and Puzzles 9. The study also demonstrates how the nature of groups supporting reform shapes policy implementation and its outcomes.
Its comparative approach across two countries with different growth experiences is also interesting. You can help correct errors and omissions. It contends that despite the weakness of the Philippine state, reform occurred through a coalition that out-manoeuvred vested interests. It provides a hybrid economic, political, institutional, societal, and historical perspective. One such issue is that of government failure versus market failure. In doing so, the study challenges conventional depictions of the Malaysian and Philippine states. Regulatory Reforms in Malaysia 9.
Finally, while liberalisation removes monopoly rent, this book shows that it can also create other types of rents. The project focused on factors that would enable the provision of more and better services, and networks, at affordable prices, to as many people as possible to promote telecommunications services in the Philippines, and identified reforms to the telecommunications sector. Bookmark Author Subjects ; ; Summary Ninety-nine percent of Filipinos are waiting for a telephone and the other one percent for a dial tone. You can help adding them by using. The Telecommunications Sector in Malaysia and the Philippines Before Reform 9. By looking at the institutions and actors that drove these changes, this book examines state capacity, market reform, and rent-seeking in the two countries.
Chanda, Rupa 2009-05-01 00:00:00 Getting a Dial Tone: telecommunications liberalisation in Malaysia and the Philippines Lorraine Carlos Salazar Institute of Southeast Asian Studies , Singapore , 2007. There is a growing volume of moral rules, netiquettes and codes of conduct, but they are of little help in solving the moral dilemmas raised by the new technologies. Moreover, and to further underline the complexity of the issues, the Philippines emerges as a relatively successful reformer, contrary to widespread perceptions that reform in that country is extremely difficult. A decade after the above quote, far reaching reforms in the telecommunications sector has dramatically changed the situation in both the Philippines and Malaysia. If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. The Liberalisation of Telecommunications in Malaysia 9. As a result, the starting point for the reform processes in transition countries was quite poor performed public monopolies, functioned under completely different circumstances as the peers in the market economies.
Salazar provides a convincing and well-argued explanation, pointing the Philippine case to the advocacy efforts of a reform coalition that enjoyed the vigorous support of President Fidel Ramos. Looks at the institutions and actors that were the driving force behind these changes, and examines state capacity, market reform, and rent-seeking in the two countries. Reforming the Telecommunications Sector of the Philippines 9. Finally, while liberalisation removes monopoly rent, this book shows that it can also create other types of rents. The author also questions traditional political economy analysis of rent seeking as welfare reducing, arguing that a broader political economy perspective of rent seeking would suggest a more complex cost-benefit analysis.
In highlighting this difference, the author questions the strength and autonomy of the Malaysian state, also suggesting that a weak state may often be able to achieve sustainable policy reforms. Rents were created and distributed to benefit selected groups. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about. By looking at the institutions and actors that drove these changes, this book examines state capacity, market reform, and rent-seeking in the two countries. In contrast, despite a strong government in Malaysia, rent seeking and political patronage shaped telecom reforms in that country. The New Players and the Service Area Scheme 9.
The book, Getting a Dial Tone: telecommunications liberalisation in Malaysia and the Philippines , does not disappoint. Historical Overview of the State and Business in Malaysia and the Philippines 9. He argues that conventional ethical approaches are all seriously flawed. In this book the author analyzes the inadeqacies of current global governance policies and structures that underpin them, and argues for standards which put justice, human security and freedom first. The study also demonstrates how the nature of groups supporting reform shapes policy implementation and its outcomes.