Yuki Yanai

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Local Government and Public Services (ADC5376)

Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, Fall 2017

Syllabus (updated: 2017-09-15)

Overview and Class Goals

Local governments provide a wide range of service today. The actions that elected and unelected officials take at the local levels of government have far-reaching consequences for our lives. In this course, we will discuss topics concerning local governments such as decentralization, democratic accountability, the size of local governments, and the impacts of broader structural changes. We will also examine local government in Japan in order to relate theories and findings in the academic literature with local governments in the real world context.

By completing this course, you will:

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