This book offers a comprehensive and concise explanation to the field of public policy and administration. It covers important sub areas in this field including leadership and ethics in public sector, public finance, governance and institutional framework as well as global agenda and policymaking. This book focuses on the recent development, especially in the context of addressing economic, political and social issues and challenges that are complex and multifaceted. The presentation provides practical insights into confronting the administration of a country in the globalized era that is influenced by multitude factors. The discussion provides incisive foundation to the background of the public policy and administration with detail explanation on the recent cases, data and information encountered by the public sector. This book is a perfect way to get ahead in the debate of public policy and administration quickly by combining facts and analysis as well as ideas and opinions to make it readable and understandable.


This book discusses public policy and administration where it explains how policy and administration are intertwined and interconnected in the system and structure that is complex and dynamic with constant changes.

Instructor Biography

Nur Hairani Abd Rahman is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaya. She received her Doctor of Philosophy (Public Policy) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Master of Public Administration from Universiti Malaya and Bachelor of Social Science (Political Science) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She has done comprehensive research in the area of social policy with special attention on social care and welfare, care system social inclusion and exclusion as well as social inequality and wellbeing.


Nurul Liyana Mohd Kamil is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaya. Currently, she is a Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. She holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her research interests are mainly in leadership, human capital, entrepreneurial behaviour, employees’ well-being, and work performance.


Mohamed Aslam is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaya. He received his PhD from Hiroshima University, Japan in the area of Free Trade Area: Asean-China Free Trade Area/Regionalism and Universiti Malaya in the area of Open Macroeconomics and Post Keynesian), Master of Economics from Universiti Malaya and Bachelor of Social Science in Economics from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He has extensively published articles and books in the area of Macroeconomics including Monetary and Fiscal Theory, International Finance and Regional Economic Integration.


Nawi Abdullah is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Unviersiti Malaya. He holds a degree in Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Economics from Universiti Malaya. He has major interest in Fiscal Federalism, Islamic Economics and Organisational Management. He has published numerous articles, books and other academic materials in these three areas.


Nurhidayah Abdullah received her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) and Master in Comparative Law (M.C.L) from the International Islamic University Malaysia and earned Doctor of Philosophy in 2015 from the University of Sydney Business School, Australia. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2004. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya. Her research interest lies broadly in the area of contract law and business law including the social and economic aspects relevant to strengthen the areas of law. She has written extensively in the area of good faith in contractual performance and published in various local and internationally reputed journals. Her first book ‘Good Faith in Contractual Performance in Australia’ is published by Palgrave Macmillan, an international reputed publisher.


Hanira Hanafi is a Senior Lecturer at the Syariah and Law, Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti Malaya. She holds a Doctoral Degree from Durham University, United Kingdom, Master of Comparative Laws and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from International Islamic University Malaysia. Her main area of specialization is Islamic banking and finance. She is also interested in doing research in the area of Intellectual Property Rights, Migration and Person with Disabilities by critically debating these areas from the perspective of policy and law.

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