Dr Paolo Dardanelli
University of Kent, United Kingdom
Professor Thomas D. Lancaster
Emory University, United States
Professor Wolfgang Renzsch
University of Magdeburg, Germany
Professor Carol S. Weissert
Florida State University, United States
Prof. Harihar Bhattacharyya, University of Burdwan, India, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Soeren Keil, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom, email@example.com
Recognised as study group in 1984; granted research committee status in 1987.
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.