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Public choice versus the dual state : A comparative analysis of the distribution of functions between central and local governments in Japan and Korea

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  • Jung, Yong-Duck
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Title Public choice versus the dual state
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A comparative analysis of the distribution of functions between central and local governments in Japan and Korea

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Jung, Yong-Duck

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[Seoul, S.Korea]:Seoul National University

Date 2003
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korean Journal of Policy Studies:vol. 17(no. 1)
Pages 8
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < Public Administration
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

This paper analyzes and compares the distribution of the state functions between the central and local governments of Japan and Korea in the 1980s and the 1990s. The public choice and the dual state models are applied. The former explains the functional allocation between different tiers of government in terms of the self-interested behavior of related rational actors, while the latter explains it in terms of the structural solving of the different and contradictory roles of the modern capitalist states. The Japanese data prove the relevance of the public choice model: e.e., the expenditure for allocational policy was conducted mainly by local governments, while redistributive policy was conducted by the central government. The Korean data show the opposite case, which does not fit into the propositions of the public choice model. Instead, the Korean data proves the relevance of the dual state model: (The rest omitted)