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By Jong S. Jun, Deil Spencer Wright, Sōgō Kenkyū Kaihatsu Kikō (Japan), National Academy of Public Administration

This publication explores the consequences of worldwide socio-economic forces at the family rules and administrative associations of Japan and the U.S., and it explains how those worldwide components have shifted energy and authority downward from the nationwide executive to subnational governments. This significant comparative examine contains ten pairs of essays written by means of major eastern and American students on parallel public coverage concerns, institutional styles, and intergovernmental family in Japan and the U.S., prepared within the context of globalization and its impression on decentralization in every one nation. The twenty participants and the editors offer new insights into the household outcomes of worldwide interdependence by means of reading rising innovations for facing environmental issues, city difficulties, infrastructure investments, monetary guidelines, and human prone matters. a big research of the altering worldwide surroundings, "Globalization and Decentralization" emphasizes the cutting edge and adaptive roles performed via jap and American kingdom, provincial, neighborhood, and native governments in responding to the dramatic fiscal and political energy shifts created by means of the recent global order.

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Furthermore, the idea of new governance strategies must go beyond the traditional view of local government as an extension of national government, a point frequently made by the Japanese authors in this book. In an era of globalization, local citizens as well as public administrators must participate in the creation of a democratic society that incorporates an international perspective. A Comparative Perspective The case study countries in this book are Japan and the United States; their public policies and administrative institutions are explored.

Japan and the United States provide vastly different sets of social welfare services to citizens. The scope and nature of these policies are as complex as their varied programs, because each country has its own traditions and philosophies of social welfare services. Both nations are faced with the issues of escalating costs coupled with increasing demands. In their essay, Astrid Merget and William Colman (Chapter 11) explore at the outset the changing context and character of poverty in the United States.

John, Halley, and Fosler imply that it is necessary to move away from nation-centered federalismregulatory federalism, or Kincaid's coercive federalism. Similarly Muto is clearly inclined to lift the heavy hand of control that the central government bureaucracy exerts over local governments in Japan. In a curious twist of trans-Pacific trading, there is a desire in Japan to acquire some of the local autonomy, innovation, and discretion that the United States appears to have lost through the "Japanization" of our intergovernmental system.

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