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Title: The different fortunes of metropolitan expansion: a comparison of local intergovernmental relations in Japan and China
Authors: Cheng, Zhaoyu
Keywords: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2024
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Cheng, Z. (2024). The different fortunes of metropolitan expansion: a comparison of local intergovernmental relations in Japan and China. Master's thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. https://hdl.handle.net/10356/178942
Abstract: This dissertation is designed to compare the differing fates of metropolitan expansion and local governance in China and Japan, utilizing case studies to examine the differences between centralized and decentralized political systems. This study is based on a review of the Osaka Metropolis plan and the practice of "removing counties and establishing districts" in Chongqing, exploring similarities in the motivations for regional integration in both cities, including seeking political status, optimizing fiscal management and urban governance, and promoting regional development. This study argues that the observed outcomes from these mergers reveal critical differences in vertical hierarchical relationships, domestic political party structures, and fiscal revenue and expenditure balances within the political systems of China and Japan. These differences subsequently influence each country's choices in resource allocation and spatial planning.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/178942
Schools: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies 
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