International Political Science Review
This article attempts a comparative exploration of center-local relationships as part of an effort to test the effect on public policy of concentration and devolution. To pursue these objectives, the research proceeds in two steps: (1) the identification of longitudinal patterns of public sector concentration/devolution among 17 nations and (2) time series analysis of industrial growth and social welfare progress associated with the temporal variation in public infrastructure. The results suggest that a nation's pattern of public sector evolution may be more of a determinant of policy performance than a nation's constitutional framework.
Krane, Dale, "The Effects on Public Policy of Center-Local Relations: A Cross-National Study" (1986). Public Administration Faculty Publications. 61.
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