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ECPR Summer School in Methods & Techniques 2020

Public Policy and Diversity in Federations

Comparative Politics
Policy Analysis
Political Parties
Public Policy
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Iris Reus
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Panel Co-Chair
Stephan Vogel
University of Cologne
Panel Discussant
Stephan Vogel
University of Cologne

24/08/2018 14:00 - 15:40
Building: VMP 5 Floor: 2 Room: 2071
Federations are characterized by the tension between diversity on the one hand and uniformity on the other hand. This Panel deals with new methodological, theoretical and empirical developments in the study of the diversity. For this purpose, we first wish to address the measurement of diversity – which methods are suitable to systematically assess the degree or form of diversity among subnational units or federations? This relates to questions of composite index construction, aggregation, and validation. Second, the Panel touches on the drivers of diversity: Which shape the patterns of diversity of public policy? Do different ‘cultures’ of federalism influence the conceivable or empirically observed degree of diversity in federations? The Panel welcomes a wide range of Papers on the mentioned aspects of federal systems, from single-case studies to comparative case-studies, qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Paper List

Title Details
Adjusting to Austerity. Economic Crisis, Budgetary Stability and Territorial Financing in Spain and Italy (2010-2015) View Paper Details
Diversity in Regional Organic Food Policy. Comparative Case-Studies Between Bretagne, Auvergne-Rhône Alpes (France), Hessen and Nieder-Sachsen (Germany) View Paper Details
More Federal Policy-Making or Again Harmonisation in the German ‘Unitary Federal State’? The Impact of the Federalism Reform of 2006 on the German Länder View Paper Details
Policy Diversity in the German Federation. What Drives Länder’s Economic and Societal Policy-Making After the Federalism Reform of 2006? View Paper Details
The Roots of Diversity in Federations: Determinants Emerging from the Case of Transportation Infrastructure Policy in Germany View Paper Details
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