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Comparative Solid Waste Management

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While Tokyo may have the best solid waste management system in the world, Lagos's system has been largely unsuccessful. To explain the difference between the Japanese success in this regard and the corresponding Nigerian failure requires an analysis of political factors which tend to be ignored in the technical cooperation literature. Using political elasticity theory, a distinction is made between "political hardware" and "political software." The Japanese management model rests upon a high quality of political software that is lacking in Nigeria, including: the development of mutual respect, soft forms of power combined with hard forms, the integration of centralization and decentralization, private sector/public sector cooperation, and improvement and correctional potential. A comparison of Indonesia and Nigeria is included to suggest that, it is the lack of interest in development, more than anything else, that is undermining technical assistance efforts in Nigeria. Until Nigerian leaders become more motivated, these efforts will fail.

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