Examining the Case for Decentralisation
Keywords:decentralisation, localism, citizenship, democracy, centralisation
This article examines international evidence for the benefits of decentralisation based on new information published recently by the OECD. It finds benefits from decentralisation, but notes that whether these are realised or not is influenced by the nature of the multi-level governance framework. The applicability of decentralisation to New Zealand is also considered.
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