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Between European integration and regional autonomy: the case of Italy from an economic perspective

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  • Marco Montanari

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    Italy has experienced a double political phenomenon over the last few decades: a transfer of powers to a supranational entity (the EU) and a move towards regional autonomy. This paper aims to evaluate how policy competences are attributed to and exercised by the European, national and regional institutions. It develops a set of quantitative indicators analysing the legislative production of the EU, the Italian parliament and the Italian regions in various policy areas. The main findings indicate a certain substitutability between European and national legislation and that different levels of government share competences in a larger number of sectors than suggested by the economic theory. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Constitutional Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 277-301

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:copoec:v:17:y:2006:i:4:p:277-301

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    Keywords: Italy; European integration; Regionalism; H11; H77; P16;

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