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Subnational Government in the Research Spotlight: The Merit of EGPA Permanent Study Group 5

Permanent Study Group 5: Regional and Local Government
  • Sabine KuhlmannEmail author
  • Martin Laffin
  • Ellen Wayenberg
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Abstract

Kuhlmann, Laffin and Wayenberg point out three main strands of subnational changes that have significantly dominated the research field and focus of Permanent Study Group 5. Elaborating upon the Study Group’s contributions, the chapter overviews relevant research questions, approaches and findings that have been touched upon concerning local and regional government systems, subnational reforms and their evaluation in a multi-level governance setting. The chapter concludes with zooming in on austerity as a main driver of future developments upon and amongst all levels of government.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Kuhlmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Martin Laffin
    • 2
  • Ellen Wayenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Potsdam UniversityPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Ghent UniversityGhentBelgium

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