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  • Verification of Regional Legislative Reform Focusing on Citizens’Participation
  • ジュウミン サンカ ニ カンスル チホウ ギカイ カイカク ノ ケンショウ

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This paper reveals that legislative reforms have intensified both the actual requests and petitions aimed atdecision-makers, and the communication supported by the legislative body with residence. Legislative reforms arespreading in Japan based on the situation within the prefectures,and bring about positive results encouraging citizen’sparticipation. Local legislative reforms should be advanced based on the awareness that these are means and not thegoal. Local legislatures, as representative bodies, are expected to form better decentralization in cooperation withtheir residents.


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