Explaining political decentralization in parliamentary democracies

  title={Explaining political decentralization in parliamentary democracies},
  author={Nicholas Spina},
  journal={Comparative European Politics},
  • Nicholas Spina
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Comparative European Politics
This article explores the determinants of political decentralization in 29 OECD parliamentary democracies. I examine how the decision to enact political decentralization is mediated by the partisan composition of parliamentary governments. Specifically, I hypothesize that four features impact the ability and motive to institute political decentralization: government ideology, policy decentralization platforms, power and stability, and the presence of ethnoregionalist parties in the national… 
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