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Regional Government

Elsevier Ltd
DOI: 10.1016/b0-08-043076-7/01225-0
  • Law
  • Political Science


Regional government analysis has long been restricted to state politics in federal systems or to center-periphery relations in the integration of the nation-state. This article focuses on Western Europe and North America to show that the political and legal status of regional institutions is extremely diverse, and that the rationales for regionalization have to be referred to state traditions. These rationales converge to develop both regional politics and public policies, while transnational integration gives a new relevance and a new meaning to regionalism.

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