RC28 - Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance

Chair and Communications Officer

Dr Paolo Dardanelli
University of Kent, United Kingdom
p.dardanelli@kent.ac.uk

 

Vice-Chair and Program Officer

Professor Thomas D. Lancaster
Emory University, United States
polstdl@emory.edu

 

Secretary and Liaison Officer

Professor Wolfgang Renzsch
University of Magdeburg, Germany
renzsch@ovgu.de

 

Treasurer and Grant Officer

Professor Carol S. Weissert
Florida State University, United States
cweissert@fsu.edu

 

Outreach Officer

Professor Harihar Bhattacharyya
University of Burdwan, India
harihar59@gmail.com

 

Membership Officer

Dr Soeren Keil
Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
keil.soeren@gmail.com

 

Background

Recognised as study group in 1984; granted research committee status in 1987.

 

Objectives

RC28 facilitates the pursuit of comparative research and scholarship on federalism, intra-state regionalism, decentralization, and multilevel governance. This includes the theoretical, conceptual, and normative discussion as well as the empirical analysis of territorial power-sharing. Topics of particular interest to RC28 are intergovernmental relations; administrative and fiscal relationships; multilevel political behavior and policy-making; and territorially-based ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity. RC28’s comparative attention spans federal, confederal, quasi-federal, as well as non-federal systems, including subnational and supranational political bodies.

 

Website

https://comparative-federalism.org/