Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Law and Politics Program
Lecture Code WMD00073 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 比較自治体論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Comparative Local Government
モテキ ヤストシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-8:LAW/ECO A207
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Presentation and discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Political Science
Eligible Students  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course focuses on functions of local governments in the public sector. It is designed as an overview of some key elements in governments , public policy, and public administration. Its objective is to familiarize students with the fundamental lessons and tools regarding the field. 
Class Schedule Overview
Local autonomy system (1) chapter 2
Local autonomy system (2) chapter 3
Local autonomy system (3) chapter 4
Organizations of local autonomy (1) chapter 5
Organizations of local autonomy (2) chapters 6—7
Policies of local governments (1) chapters 8—9
Local Government Policy (2) chapters 10—11
Local Government Policy (3) chapters 12—13
Local Government Policy (4) chapters 14—15
Management in local governments (1) chapters 16—17
Management in local governments (2) chapters 18—19
Citizens in local governments (1) chapters 20—21
Citizens in local governments (2) chapter 22
Issues  of local autonomy

Students are supposed to submit a report at the mid-term.
[教科書]礒崎初仁・金井利之・伊藤正次 『ホーンブック地方自治[新版]』(北樹出版、2020年)。
[参考書2]Harris, M. J. (2016). Evaluating public and community health programs (2nd eds.). John Wiley & Sons. 
PC or AV used in
DVD, Projector 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are expected to read designated chapters of textbooks beforehand.
Grading Method Grading
Class presentation 40%
In-class discussion / participation 30%
Critical essay 30%
Final examination 50%
Total 100%  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This English syllabus is just for reference. All students must obey all regulations written in Japanese syllabus.  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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