A Sequential Theory of Decentralization: Latin American Cases in Comparative Perspective

  title={A Sequential Theory of Decentralization: Latin American Cases in Comparative Perspective},
  author={T. Falleti},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={327 - 346}
  • T. Falleti
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • American Political Science Review
Both advocates and critics of decentralization assume that decentralization invariably increases the power of subnational governments. However, a closer examination of the consequences of decentralization across countries reveals that the magnitude of such change can range from substantial to insignificant. In this article, I propose a sequential theory of decentralization that has three main characteristics: (1) it defines decentralization as a process, (2) it takes into account the… Expand
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