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Municipality Merger and Local Democracy: An assessment of the merger of Japanese municipalities.


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Title: Municipality Merger and Local Democracy: An assessment of the merger of Japanese municipalities.
Authors: Suzuki, Kohei
Ha, Hyesong
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publication type: article, other scientific
Organization: QoG Institute
Series/Report no.: Working Papers
2017:8
Abstract: Municipal mergers have been widely used as a tool for administrative reform (Fox and Gurley-Calvez 2006; OECD 2014). While municipal mergers have been planned or implemented with the hope of increasing efficiencies in service provisions, their impacts on local democracy have been neglected (Hansen 2013, 2015; Kjaer, Hjelmar, and Leth Olsen 2010). In particular, little is known as to how mergers affect performance of local legislatures. In filling these gaps, this study uses a dataset of 754 Japa... more
ISSN: 1653-8919
Related work: http://qog.pol.gu.se/digitalAssets/1650/1650193_2017_suzuki_ha.pdf
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/52942
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