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Transforming central-local government relations and decentralization: A study on China and selected ASEAN nations


Phang, Siew Nooi (2013) Transforming central-local government relations and decentralization: A study on China and selected ASEAN nations. International Journal of China Studies, 3 (1). pp. 3-16. ISSN 2180-3250

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Abstract

Transformation and reforms in central administration are often influenced by external and domestic factors such as economic growth, human resources, foreign trade and natural assets.Central government needs to adjust to changing circumstances which necessitates assessing its relationship with its sub-national governments. Decentralization becomes a pivotal issue as central governments re-look at the dynamics of their relationship with state and local governments.This study on several ASEAN nations indicates that political centralization is strong as central governments tend to control their sub-national governments. The consolation for these sub-national governments however, is when a nation has economic wealth and increasing growth; then central-local government relations will be enhanced and administrative decentralization is possible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: decentralization, local government, centralization, reform,sub-national government, transformation
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 09:09
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014 09:09
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10060

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