RC28 - Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance

Chair

Dr Soeren Keil
soeren.keil@unifr.ch

University of Fribourg
Institute of Federalism
Avenue Beauregard 1
Fribourg 1700
Switzerland

 

Treasurer

Prof Carol S. Weissert
cweissert@fsu.edu

Florida State University
College of Social Sciences & Public Policy
United States

 

Officers

Michael Breen
Mariely Lopez-Santana
Juan Cruz Olmeda
Johanna Schnabel

 

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/