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A fiscal perspective of state rescaling

  • Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
  • Andrey Timofeev

Recent socio-spatial studies point out a number of ongoing trends in the 'scale division of labour of the state', including among others, 'destatization', 'denationalization' and 'internationalization'. We draw on the literature in public economics to review several approaches to measuring state rescaling. We employ these measures to produce empirical evidence on the extent of state rescaling and its determinants. We find that over the last two decades there has been a world trend towards decentralization while the average government size has not changed. Copyright 2008, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Cambridge Political Economy Society in its journal Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.

Volume (Year): 2 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 85-105

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