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Decentralization and Nationalization of Party Systems

Ignacio Lago () and Santiago Lago-Peñas

International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU from International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Abstract: Based on a sample of 227 elections in seventeen Western European countries over the period of 1945-1998, this paper examines to what extent party systems are shaped by fiscal and political decentralization. With the exception of a few special cases, empirical evidence does not support the existence of a robust relationship between the degree of decentralization and the nationalization of party systems.

Keywords: Decentralization; federalism; nationalization; party systems. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
Date: 2010-02-01
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