Fiscal Federalism and the Political Economy of Decentralisation Module II: Decentralised Governance and Federalism

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU code: 
POLS 5403
CEU credits: 
2
ECTS credits: 
4
Academic year: 
2008/2009
Semester: 
Winter
Start and end dates: 
5 Jan 2009 - 27 Mar 2009
Instructor(s): 
Attila Folsz

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the major problems and practices of vertical division of government authority within states. Power of nation states is challenged simultaneously by supra- and sub-national bodies in the form of integration and regionalization/federalization. This course deals with the latter issue, namely how authority is shared between national and subnational levels of government. The course analyzes from a comparative perspective how federal arrangements actually work in the world, with a special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe.