Dynamic De/Centralization in Federations: Comparative Conclusions

Dardanelli, Paolo and Kincaid, John and Fenna, Alan and Kaiser, André and Lecours, André and Singh, Ajay Kumar and Mueller, Sean and Vogel, Stephan (2019) Dynamic De/Centralization in Federations: Comparative Conclusions. Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 49 (1). pp. 194-219. ISSN 0048-5950. E-ISSN 1747-7107. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/publius/pjy037) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article develops a conceptual, methodological and theoretical framework for analyzing dynamic de/centralization in federations. It first reviews the literature and outlines the research design and methods adopted. It then conceptualizes static de/centralization and describes the seven-point coding scheme we employed to measure it across twenty-two policy areas and five fiscal categories at ten-year intervals since the establishment of a federation. The subsequent section conceptualizes dynamic de/centralization and discusses its five main properties: direction, magnitude, form, tempo, and instruments. Drawing from several strands of the literature, the article lastly identifies seven categories of causal determinants of dynamic de/centralization, from which we derive hypotheses for assessment.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Why Centralisation and Decentralisation in Federations?
Uncontrolled keywords: Federalism, de/centralisation, de/centralization, decentralisation, decentralization, centralisation, centralization, Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Switzerland, United States
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Paolo Dardanelli
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 13:10 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2019 16:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64343 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Dardanelli, Paolo: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1986-1604
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