POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION, THE. BRINGING POLITICS TO THE STUDY OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL TRANSFERS

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION, THE. BRINGING POLITICS TO THE STUDY OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL TRANSFERS

Autoría:
León-Alfonso, S. (Autor)
Editorial:
Generalitat de Catalunya
Categoría:
Llibre
ISBN:
978-84-393-7467-1
Año de edición:
2007
Páginas:
285
Colección:
Con(Textos)A, 6
Idioma:
Inglés
Materias:
Administración autonómica, Economía. Empresa
Resumen

This book accounts for the political rationale of fiscal decentralization. It's principal proposition is that subnational governments' revenue sources are the result of national politicians' strategies aimed at securing and maintaining office by winning elections. The theoretical model is built around central government's decision on the design of intergovernmental transfers. Two general hypotheses predict the allocation of intergovernmental grants in two different devolved contexts: a centralized institutional setting and a decentralized one. Spain represents an excellent case to test them.