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Measuring Regional Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume I

Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Arjan H. Schakel, Sandra Chapman Osterkatz, Sara Niedzwiecki, and Sarah Shair-Rosenfield


This book sets out principles of measurement in political and social science and proposes a measure of regional authority. The most distinctive feature of the measure is that it takes the individual region as a unit of analysis. The regional authority index estimates self-rule and shared rule exercised by regional governments on an annual basis from 1950–2010 in eighty-one countries. These include all EU member states, member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Latin American countries, plus ten countries in Europe beyond the European Union and eleven in As ... More

Keywords: Region, governance, measurement, state, self-rule, shared rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198728870
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728870.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liesbet Hooghe, author
W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gary Marks, author
Burton Craige Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arjan H. Schakel, author
Assistant Professor of Research Methods, Maastricht University