Institutional Setting, Politics and Planning: Private Property, Public Interest and Land Reform in Japan

  title={Institutional Setting, Politics and Planning: Private Property, Public Interest and Land Reform in Japan},
  author={G. Parker and M. Amati},
  journal={International Planning Studies},
  pages={141 - 160}
  • G. Parker, M. Amati
  • Published 2009
  • Economics
  • International Planning Studies
  • Taking an historical view, the paper considers how Japan has struggled to regulate development and examines the impact of land reform in the immediate post-WWII era. This is seen as a key institutional change that precipitated numerous political and policy shifts in subsequent decades and acted as a critical factor in shaping Japanese land use. The focus of the paper demonstrates how the political and economic transformation of Japan just prior to and after land reform in 1946 led to a… CONTINUE READING
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