The Institute carries out comparative studies and applied research on federal, regional and local governmental trends predominantly, but not exclusively, from a legal perspective. We investigate the legal tools for coping with the management of ever more complex governance and decision-making processes in multi-level systems both within Europe and worldwide. South Tyrol's well-established, far reaching self-government arrangement and asymmetrical autonomy within regional Italy and the location at the border of 'mature' federations, puts the Institute in a privileged position to observe and analyze, inter alia:
A trilingual approach (German, Italian and English) characterizes our research,
training programs, and
consultancy activities and makes our research results available to a wide variety of target groups. We are member of the
International Association of Centres for Federal Studies (IACFS) and of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Click to read our detailed
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