The Local Democracy Research Centre has partnered with the University of Kent to develop a framework for measuring and comparing decentralisation within different states and territories.
The constitutional order of a country is often of limited use in understanding how it is governed in practice. Power is dispersed according to a complex mix of legislation, frameworks, institutions, culture and practices, making comparison and learning across different territories challenging. Furthermore, patterns of de/centralisation are never static. They are always subject to change over time.
This project will develop a set of metrics that we can use in the future to assess and compare the reality of decentralised power.
For more information please contact Andrew Walker.