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An index of political support for decentralization: the Spanish case

  • Juan Carlos Molero

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    (Universidad de Navarra, Depto. Economía, Campus Universitario, 31080 Pamplona (Spain))

  • Isabel Rodriguez-Tejedo

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    (Universidad de Navarra, Depto. Economía, Campus Universitario, 31080 Pamplona (Spain))

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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Paper provided by School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra in its series Faculty Working Papers with number 05/08.

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  1. Francesc Pujol, 2009. "Measuring US Presidents Political Commitment for Fiscal Discipline between 1920 and 2008," Faculty Working Papers 01/09, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra.
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  4. Molero, Juan Carlos, 2003. "La Posición De Los Distintos Partidos Políticos Respecto A La Nueva Ley General De Estabilidad Presupuestaria: Su Influjo En Los Niveles Subcentrales De Gobierno
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  8. Molero, Juan Carlos, 2001. "Analysis Of The Decentralization Of Public Spending In Spain," MPRA Paper 8056, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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