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La atribución de responsabilidades políticas en Estados descentralizados
[The atribution of political responsibilities in decentralized countries]

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  • Lago-Peñas, Santiago
  • Lago-Peñas, Ignacio

This article examines the institutional and individual determinants of the correct allocation of political responsibilities in a decentralized country such as Spain. It also deals with the learning process of individuals over time. Our results show that the allocation of powers is more successful when they are exclusively in the hands of the central government and in the so-called "fast track" regions. Moreover, empirical evidence confirms the existence of a learning process. Finally, we show that the impact of individual determinants, such as age or educational level, depends on the policy being studied.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 45045.

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Date of creation: 28 Feb 2013
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:45045
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  1. Fred Cutler, 2004. "Government Responsibility and Electoral Accountability in Federations," Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Oxford University Press, vol. 34(2), pages 19-38, Spring.
  2. McGraw, Kathleen M., 1990. "Avoiding Blame: An Experimental Investigation of Political Excuses and Justifications," British Journal of Political Science, Cambridge University Press, vol. 20(01), pages 119-131, January.
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