Constitutional Political Economy

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 50–79 | Cite as

An index of political support for decentralization: the Spanish case

  • Juan Carlos Molero
  • Isabel Rodríguez-Tejedo
Original Paper


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.


Political party Matrix of decentralization Arguments Index of decentralization 

JEL Classification

H30 H77 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversidad de NavarraPamplonaSpain

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