Decentralized Governance, Constitution Formation, and Redistribution

  title={Decentralized Governance, Constitution Formation,
and Redistribution},
  author={Erik Wibbels},
  journal={Constitutional Political Economy},
  • Erik Wibbels
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Constitutional Political Economy
What determines the relative strength of central and regional governments? Why do centers engage in more or less geographically based economic redistribution? And why do some centers redistribute from urban to rural areas while others do the opposite? This research answers these questions with reference to decentralized politics at key constitutional moments. Much contemporary research underscores the importance of the intergovernmental balance of power – be it in taxing authority or decision… Expand

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