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The Party Politics of Decentralization: Theory, Definitions, Research Design, and Methods

  • Linda Basile
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Part of the Comparative Territorial Politics book series (COMPTPOL)

Abstract

In this chapter, the author introduces the main research questions addressed by the volume, framed within the existing literature, and a summary of the study’s main concepts and terminological choices to define and narrow its objective. The chapter devotes itself to the measurement of party strategies based on a coding scheme devised for the content analysis of party manifestos. It also describes the research design adopted and the advantages (as well as the limits) of the case study. The last section outlines the integrated theoretical model adopted in this study to analyze party strategies on decentralization.

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  • Linda Basile
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  1. 1.University of SienaSienaItaly

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