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Dr Arjan Schakel publishes new book!

Dr Schakel is the co-author of a new book entitled 'The Rise of Regional Authoritrity'

The Rise of Regional Authority. A Comparative Study of 42 Democracies measures and explains the formal authority of intermediate or regional government in 42 advanced democracies, including the 27 EU member states. It tracks regional authority on an annual basis from 1950 to 2006. The measure reveals wide variation both cross-sectionally and over time. The authors examine four influences – functional pressures, democratization, European integration, and identity – to explain regionalization over the past half-century.

This comprehensive volume will be an important resource for students and scholars of comparative politics, public administration and public management, federalism, democratization, nationalism, and multilevel governance.

For an opportunity to buy the book and read some of its reviews click here. You can also find out more about the book on Dr Schakel's personal website.



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