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Title Decentralization policies in Asian development / editors, Shinichi Ichimura, Roy Bahl
Published Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 414 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface by S. Ichimura; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Editors and Authors; Chapter I Promise and Reality of Fiscal Decentralization Roy Bahl; 1. The Benefits1; 2. The Costs; 3. The Practice; 4. Policy Instruments for Decentralization; 5. Design must be Comprehensive; 6. Sequencing Fiscal Decentralization12; 7. The Politics of Fiscal Decentralization; 8. Conclusion; References; Part A Political Decentralization in Asia: Case Studies/A Review of Decentralization; Chapter II Trinity Reform of Local Fiscal System in Japan Hiroshi Ikawa
Chapter III Political Decentralization and Fiscal Reconstruction in Japan Toshihiro IhoriChapter IV China's Decentralization and Its Impact on Urbanization Xuejin Zuo; Chapter V Fiscal Federalism in India -- Trends and Reform M. Govinda Rao; Chapter VI Administrative Reform in Taiwan -- An Uneasy and Unfinished Political Task Jay N. Shih; Chapter VII Decentralization in the Philippines After Ten Years -- What Have We Learned? Benjamin E. Diokno; Chapter VIII Thailand's Decentralization: Progress and Prospects Charas Suwanmala and Dana Weist
Chapter IX Political and Administrative Decentralization in Vietnam Nguyen Khac HungChapter X Managing Indonesia's Rapid Decentralization: Achievements and Challenges Wolfgang Fengler and Bert Hofman; Part B The Reform of Local Public Finance; Chapter XI The Reform of Japanese Local Governments Shin Saito and Hideo Yunoue; Chapter XII Local Public Finance in Taiwan: Reform and Trend Chu-Wei Tseng and Hsien-Feng Lee; Chapter XIII The Revenue Performance of Malaysian Local Government Azmi Setapa and Elayne Yee Siew Lin
Chapter XIV Local Public Finance in the Philippines -- Balancing Autonomy and Accountability Rosario G. ManasanAppendix Asian Development Conference 2003: Development and Decentralization in Asia Program chair: S. Ichimura; Report writers: H. Kudo, M. Sato and H. Tamimura; I. ADC Program; II. Some Comments for Seminar A: Political and Fiscal Decentralization; III. Summary Report of Seminar B: Local Public Finance; IV. Summary Report of Seminar C: Urbanization and Decentralization; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary This book explores the important topic of fiscal decentralization in Asian countries, and focuses on how government finance and administration are being reformed to bring budgetary decisions closer to voters. The focus on Asia is especially important because all countries in this region have been undergoing serious fiscal reforms in the past decade. They include one of the biggest decentralization reforms in Indonesia, significant reforms in democratic Philippines and Vietnam which are in transition, and Japan, whose fiscal reconstruction program is covered extensively. India and China, which are also covered, are very special cases because of their size and because their policies must fit decentralization into a significant economic growth scenario
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Decentralization in government -- Asia
Decentralization in government -- Southeast Asia
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement.
Decentralization in government
Economic policy
SUBJECT Asia -- Economic policy
Southeast Asia -- Economic policy
Subject Asia
Southeast Asia
Form Electronic book
Author Ichimura, Shin'ichi, 1925-
Bahl, Roy W.
ISBN 9789812818645