Cities, autonomy, and decentralization in Japan
|責任表示||edited by Carola Hein and Philippe Pelletier|
|シリーズ||RoutledgeCurzon contemporary Japan series ; 7|
|出版者||London : Routledge|
|大きさ||xvi, 199 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm|
|概要||Japan is known as a country in which a potent central power reigns over a compliant hierarchy and, for planning, this has meant strong centralized government control. Nevertheless, examples of autonom... have always existed in the politics, society, and economy of Japan and thrive today in various forms, particularly within urban areas. Following the growth and subsequent collapse of the bubble economy in the early 1990s, and in response to globalization, new trends toward local autonomy and political and economic decentralization are emerging that must be evaluated in the context of Japan's larger political and socioeconomic setting as it becomes increasingly integrated into the global system.
Adding a new perspective to the current literature on decentralization in Japan, Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan, approaches the subject from an urban studies and planning approach. The essays in the collection present a cogent compilation of case studies focusing on the past, present and future of decentralization in Japan. These include small scale development in the fields such as citizen participation (machizukuri), urban form and architecture, disaster prevention and conservation of monuments. The contributors suggest that new trends are emerging after the bursting of Japan's economic bubble and assess them in the context of the country's larger socio-political system. This in-depth analysis of the development outside of Japan provides a valuable addition to students of Urban, Asian and Japanese Studies. 続きを見る
|目次||Introduction: decentralization and the tension between global and local urban Japan / Carola Hein and Philippe Pelletier
Local initiatives and the decentralization of planning power in Japan / Ishida Yorifusa
Concentration and deconcentration in the context of the Tokyo capital region plan and recent cross-border networking concepts / Nakabayashi Itsuki
Financial problems in the Japanese local public sector in the 1990s: situation, structural reasons, solutions / Alain Schebath
Centralization, urban planning, governance, and citizen participation in Japan / AndreÌ Sorensen
Machizukuri in Japan: a historical perspective on participatory community-building initiatives / Watanabe Shunichi J.
Whose Kyoto? Competing models of local autonomy and townscape in the old imperial capital / Christoph Brumann
Conclusion: decentralization policies: questioning the Japanese model / Carola Hein and Philippe Pelletier.
|一般注記||Includes bibliographies and index|
Pelletier, Philippe, 1956-
|件 名||LCSH:Sociology, Urban -- Japan
LCSH:Decentralization in government -- Japan 全ての件名で検索
LCSH:City planning -- Japan 全ての件名で検索
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|巻冊次||: hbk ; ISBN:9780415326032 ; XISBN:0415326036
: pbk ; ISBN:9780415546966 ; XISBN:0415546966