Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 February 2002

272 Pages | 8 line illus

ISBN: 9780199248285

Bookseller Code (06)

Local Government Development in Postwar Japan

Edited by Michio Muramatsu, Farrukh Iqbal, and Ikuo Kume

  • Provides a balanced look at important characteristics of intergovernmental relations in Japan covering fiscal, administrative, historical, and political aspects
  • Illustrative of an approach to decentralization different from that of current orthodoxy
  • Provides evidence to correct an overly simplified view of the Japanese system in which the central government is seen as being all-powerful at all times

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