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Decentralization: An Institutional Strategy of Appeasement

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Why do national governments transfer political and fiscal powers to subnational authorities? This paper develops a theory of decentralization as an institutional strategy of appeasement, designed to boost the national vote of the governing party.

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decentralization, strategy, institutional change, Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, England
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Meguid, Bonnie. "Decentralization: An Institutional Strategy of Appeasement" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 03, 2008 <Not Available>. 2013-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p267251_index.html>

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Abstract: Why do national governments transfer political and fiscal powers to subnational authorities? This paper develops a theory of decentralization as an institutional strategy of appeasement, designed to boost the national vote of the governing party.

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Decentralization: An Institutional Strategy of Appeasement Bonnie M. Meguid Department of Political Science University of Rochester Rochester New York 14627 Bonnie.meguid@rochester.edu Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association Chicago IL April 3-6 2008. Some of the material in this paper was previously presented at the “Politics through the Lens of Parties” Epstein Conference at the University of Wisconsin Madison and the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. I would like
of Political Economy 64 (October): 416-424. U.S. State Department. Background Notes various countries. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn Weingast Barry. 1995. “The Economic Role of Political Institutions: Market-Preserving Federalism and Economic Development.” Journal of Law Economics and Organization. 11 (April): 1-31. Whale John. 1975. “Secret Papers Cast Doubts on Scottish and Welsh Assemblies” The Sunday Times 28 Sept. World Bank. 2000. Entering the 21st Century: World Development Report 1999/2000. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Young Ross. 2003. “Welsh Assembly Elections: 1 May 2003.” House


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