Central-Local Relations in Asia-Pacific

Convergence or Divergence?

  • Mark Turner

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


A source of perennial tension in states is the degree to which decision-making power and authority should be concentrated in central institutions and individuals. At present the conventional wisdom of central-local relations has swung in favour of decentralisation. This book investigates whether such convergence is taking place through detailed examination in Asia-Pacific. The results of the survey reveal a complex picture in which divergence is still evident in the region's patterns of central-local relations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Turner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CanberraAustralia

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