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Constitutions, regulations, and taxes: Contradictions of different aspects of decentralization

  • Libman, Alexander
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    The paper confronts different aspects of decentralization: fiscal decentralization, post-constitutional regulatory decentralization, and constitutional decentralization - using a single dataset from the Russian Federation of the Yeltsin period as a politically asymmetric country and a variety of indicators. It finds no robust correlation between different decentralization aspects; moreover, three processes of devolution appearing in the same country at the same time seem to be driven by different (though partly overlapping) forces. Hence, a specific aspect of decentralization is hardly able to serve as a proxy for another one or for the overall decentralization process.

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    Volume (Year): 38 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 395-418

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