International Political Economy Series

Central-Local Relations in Asia-Pacific

Convergence or Divergence?

Editors: Turner, Mark (Ed.)

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A source of perennial tension in states is the degree to which decision-making power and authority should be concentrated in central institutions and individuals. At present the conventional wisdom of central-local relations has swung in favour of decentralisation. This book investigates whether such convergence is taking place through detailed examination in Asia-Pacific. The results of the survey reveal a complex picture in which divergence is still evident in the region's patterns of central-local relations.

About the authors

ROLF GERRITSEN Professor and Director, Australian Centre for Regional and Local Government Studies, University of Canberra DAVID HULME Professor of Development Studies, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester PATRICK KEULEERS Resident Advisor in Lao PDR on the country's Public Administration Project PETER LARMOUR Director of the Development Administration, National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University R.J. MAY Senior Fellow, Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University LANGSY SIBOUNHEUANG Acting Director, Department of Public Administration in the Office of the Prime Minister of Lao PDR NOORE ALAM SIDDIQUEE Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia SAUT SITUMORANG Senior Official, Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs THAVEEPORN VASAVAKUL WATHANA WONGSEKIARTTIRAT Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Chulalongkorn University.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Central—Local Relations: Themes and Issues

    Turner, Mark

    Pages 1-18

  • Decentralization in Bangladesh: Promises, Performances and Politics

    Hulme, David (et al.)

    Pages 19-47

  • Beyond Integration? The Need to Decentralize Central—Regional/Local Relations in Indonesia

    Gerritsen, Rolf (et al.)

    Pages 48-70

  • Central—Local Relations in Thailand: Bureaucratic Centralism and Democratization

    Wongsekiarttirat, Wathana

    Pages 71-96

  • Philippines: From Centralism to Localism

    Turner, Mark

    Pages 97-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Central-Local Relations in Asia-Pacific
Book Subtitle
Convergence or Divergence?
Editors
  • Mark Turner
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-27711-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-27711-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 250
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