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Japan’s local governance at the crossroads: the third wave of reform

Jain, Purnendra


Local governance today is a contested issue worldwide. In the 1990s local or sub-national governance gained greater salience under the forces of globalisation, technological advancement, deregulation and administrative reform - all of which present enormous challenges to local communities and the ways in which they can be governed effectively. Calls for reform of Japan’s political system have featured prominently throughout the 1990s, as rhetoric and, to a limited extent, as policy. In Japan’s...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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