Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

The public interest in planning in Japanese jurisprudence: the limits to participatory democracy

Shibata, Kuniko (2008) The public interest in planning in Japanese jurisprudence: the limits to participatory democracy. In: International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights II Symposium, 13-15 February 2008, Warsaw, Poland. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (543Kb) | Preview

Abstract

While mainstream academic literature tends to emphasise the place of ‘participatory democracy’ as key to realising the public interest in planning policy, this paper argues that the statutory framework as well as a fair judicial system both need to underpin the ideal of the public interest in planning development. The legal cases analysed in this paper illustrate why citizen participation have failed to change values or practices in Japanese planning, even in recent years. The paper demonstrates how the hierarchy of law, such as the statutory power between central and local government and the separation of power between the executive and judiciary, has essentially defined the idea of the public interest in Japanese planning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://planning-law.socsci.uva.nl/index.html
Additional Information: © 2008 Kuniko Shibata
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > K Law (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2008 12:25
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/21676/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics