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Post-Materialist Values of Smart City Societies: International Comparison of Public Values for Good Enough Governance

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Center for Research in Development, Social and Environment (SEEDS), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
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School of Architecture and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
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Academic Editors: Dino Giuli and Carlos Filipe Da Silva Portela
Future Internet 2021, 13(8), 201; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13080201
Received: 15 July 2021 / Revised: 29 July 2021 / Accepted: 29 July 2021 / Published: 3 August 2021
This study aims to analyze the application of good enough governance in considering the citizens’ value propositions that shape smart city societies. This paper applied a quantitative method with cross-country comparisons. Survey data were derived from the World Values Survey. Malaysia was chosen as the main study area, and compared with Indonesia and other countries worldwide. The findings revealed that politics is the value of least concern across all samples. In terms of qualities for children to develop, respondents in both Malaysia and Indonesia were less concerned about imagination and unselfishness. As for materialist versus post-materialist, the ratios of Malaysia and Indonesia were slightly higher than the average; the post-materialist value of free speech was the lowest value chosen. In the long term, all countries are experiencing the trend of moving toward post-materialist societies. To be sustained under the Collective and Adaptive System of smart city societies, good enough governance in Malaysia and Indonesia should consider the cultural context of the Muslim majority, prioritize governance content that allows more space for political participation and free speech, and cultivate the imagination and unselfishness of children. The generated insights underline the critical role that smart societies play in establishing smart cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; smart society; good governance; good enough governance; post-materialism; post-materialist values; Malaysia; Indonesia smart city; smart society; good governance; good enough governance; post-materialism; post-materialist values; Malaysia; Indonesia
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Lim, S.B.; Malek, J.A.; Yigitcanlar, T. Post-Materialist Values of Smart City Societies: International Comparison of Public Values for Good Enough Governance. Future Internet 2021, 13, 201. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13080201

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Lim SB, Malek JA, Yigitcanlar T. Post-Materialist Values of Smart City Societies: International Comparison of Public Values for Good Enough Governance. Future Internet. 2021; 13(8):201. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13080201

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Lim, Seng B., Jalaluddin A. Malek, and Tan Yigitcanlar. 2021. "Post-Materialist Values of Smart City Societies: International Comparison of Public Values for Good Enough Governance" Future Internet 13, no. 8: 201. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13080201

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