Research areas

Autonomies Compared: Subnational and Local​

What is the relevance of federalism worldwide? How do systems aim to ensure subnational and local autonomy compare and what can countries across continents ...

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Autonomies: Italy and South Tyrol

This research field analyzes and monitors the development of the special autonomy of South Tyrol within the Italian regional system and provides solutions to ...

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Environmental Policy and Law in Multilevel Systems

Environment is one of the key areas of law that are regulated and implemented by different governmental levels and actors, thus challenging the traditionally ...

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Fiscal Federalism

The allocation of fiscal powers and intergovernmental financial relations against the balance between autonomy claims and solidarity are a pivotal area of ...

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Institutional Innovation and Participatory Democracy

Scholars explore the operation of democratic federalism from the viewpoint of institutional innovation and new forms of decision-making grounded in deliberative ...

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