What Influences Collaborative Relationships between Central and Local Governments? Empirical Evidence from South Korea

Ju Won Chung, Yujin Choi

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Abstract

This study investigates the factors that influence collaborative relationships between the central and local governments, drawing on the intergovernmental relations theory. Specifically, we examine the impacts of function allocation, personnel and financial relationships, administrative control, contact frequency, and collaborative attitude on intergovernmental collaboration using a comprehensive approach. To do so, this study utilizes a large volume of survey data on intergovernmental relationships collected by the Korean Institute of Public Administration. We found that collaborative attitude and level of satisfaction on fiscal relationships had positive impacts on intergovernmental collaboration across all levels of government, but the priority each level of government placed on other factors varied. Results and implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-297
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea [NRF-2018S1A3A2075609].

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Keywords

  • Intergovernmental relations
  • central–local relations
  • decentralization
  • intergovernmental collaboration

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