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The question of whether, and if so, how the European Court of Justice influences European integration has been a matter of long-standing academic dispute. Several more recent empirical studies have… (More)
The European Union (EU) tax mandate remains narrow. That there was only a limited transfer of tax authority to the EU exemplifies the failure of political and fiscal integration. Using a political… (More)
The collection of articles in this special issue provides a comprehensive analysis of European Union decision-making during the Eurozone crisis. We investigate national preference formation and int...
Many studies show that policy makers react to the policy choices made in other jurisdictions, but we still know relatively little about the factors driving interdependent policy making, especially… (More)
Swiss fiscal federalism is characterized by extensive tax autonomy of the subnational government units. On the basis of subnational taxing powers, there is strong fiscal competition between the… (More)
The comparative study of subnational units is on the rise. Multilevel regression and poststratification (MrP) has become the standard method for estimating subnational public opinion. Unfortunately,… (More)
The Arab Spring has become a prominent example of the spread of cross-national regime contention. It is widely accepted that successful regime contention (in Tunisia and Egypt) triggered protests in… (More)
Since the start of the euro crisis, deep political conflicts overshadow the discussions on reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). For stabilizing the monetary union, some pundits and… (More)
The vast and growing policy diffusion literature analyzes how policy-making in one jurisdiction—be it a country or a subnational unit—is influenced by prior policy decisions in other jurisdictions.… (More)
The saying goes that Switzerland does not have just one party system; rather, it has 26 (i.e. one for each canton). Such a notion is certainly a bit exaggerated, and, as we will show below, clearly… (More)