Introduction: devolution and public policy in comparative perspective
Title: Introduction: devolution and public policy in comparative perspective
Citation: Regional and federal studies, 2005, 15, 4, 413-421
Devolution has transferred important policy competences to sub-state levels in Europe but there has been little research on the effect of this on policy choices. Studies of the United Kingdom, Spain and Belgium illustrate different patterns, dependent on the allocation of competences, historic influences, policy communities and political conditions.
Subject: Regional policy; Regional studies; Devolution; Public policy; Comparative analysis; Local government; Policy making; State; United Kingdom; Spain; Belgium
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