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Beyond federalism
Hooghe, Liesbet ;  Marks, Gary ;  Kolleg-Forschergruppe The Transformative Power of Europe <Berlin>

Main titleBeyond federalism
Subtitleestimating and explaining the territorial structure of government
AuthorHooghe, Liesbet
AuthorMarks, Gary
InstitutionKolleg-Forschergruppe The Transformative Power of Europe <Berlin>
No. of Pages38 S.
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KFG working paper      
Working paper / KFG, The Tranformative Power of Europe ; 37
Classification (DDC)320 Political science
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AbstractThis paper suggests that the basic distinction between federal and unitary government has limited as well as served our understanding of government. The notion that variation in the structure of government is a difference of kind rather than degree has straight-jacketed attempts to estimate the authority of intermediate government. One result has been the claim that a country’s footprint, not its population, is decisive for government. Analyzing data for 39 countries since 1950, and comparing our own findings with those of alternative measurements, we find evidence for the causal effect of population. This can be theorized in terms of a trade-off between responsiveness to soft information and per capita economies in public good provision.
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FU DepartmentDepartment of Political and Social Sciences
Other affiliation(s)Kolleg Forschergruppe "The Transformative Power of Europe"
Year of publication2012
Type of documentBook
LanguageEnglish
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