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A tale of two federalisms: Germany, the United States and the ubiquity of centralization

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  • Thomas Döring & Jan Schnellenbach, 2011. "A tale of two federalisms: Germany, the United States and the ubiquity of centralization," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 22(1), pages 83-102, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:copoec:v:22:y:2011:i:1:p:83-102
    DOI: 10.1007/s10602-010-9096-2
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    3. Paolo Dardanelli & Sean Mueller, 2019. "Dynamic De/Centralization in Switzerland, 1848–2010," Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Oxford University Press, vol. 49(1), pages 138-165.
    4. André Kaiser & Stephan Vogel, 2019. "Dynamic De/Centralization in Germany, 1949–2010," Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Oxford University Press, vol. 49(1), pages 84-111.
    5. Lorenz Blume & Stefan Voigt, 2011. "Federalism and decentralization—a critical survey of frequently used indicators," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 22(3), pages 238-264, September.
    6. Peter Schwarz, 2017. "Federalism and horizontal equity across Switzerland and Germany: a new rationale for a decentralized fiscal structure," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 28(2), pages 97-116, June.

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    Keywords

    Federalism; Government centralization; State and local autonomy; Constitutional economics; Institutional evolution; Formal institutions; Bryce Law; Popitz Law; H77; K19; P42; N42; N44; Z10;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • K19 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Other
    • P42 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Productive Enterprises; Factor and Product Markets; Prices
    • N42 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
    • N44 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Europe: 1913-
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General

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