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An index of political support for decentralization: the Spanish case


  • Juan Molero


  • Isabel Rodríguez-Tejedo



This paper presents a method to make measurable what was not: the discourses of politicians regarding decentralization. For this purpose, we develop a matrix of arguments and a set of indexes, and apply them to provide a snapshot of the politicians views on the General Law of Budgetary Stability, a landmark for the process of decentralization in Spain.
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  • Juan Molero & Isabel Rodríguez-Tejedo, 2010. "An index of political support for decentralization: the Spanish case," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 21(1), pages 50-79, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:copoec:v:21:y:2010:i:1:p:50-79 DOI: 10.1007/s10602-008-9066-0

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    Political party; Matrix of decentralization; Arguments; Index of decentralization; H30; H77;

    JEL classification:

    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism


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