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Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Asia

Shair-Rosenfield, Sarah (2021) 'Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Asia.' In: Lago, Ignacio, (ed.) Handbook on Decentralization, Devolution and the State. Elgar Handbooks in Political Science . Edward Elgar. ISBN 978 1 83910 327 8 (In Press)

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Scholarship on decentralization and subnational politics in Asia is burgeoning, with increasing works on the subject produced by researchers within the broader Asia-Pacific region, in addition to the scholarship coming from researchers based in North America, Europe, and Australia. Reflective of heterogeneity in the Asian cases – from some of the world’s geographically smallest states to the two largest populations on earth – the research agenda on decentralization in Asia covers a wide range of topics, including civil conflict and peacebuilding, ethnic and religious influences on electoral politics, and the causes and consequences of regional disparities in economic growth and capacity. Yet, much of this work remains focused on single case studies and heavily driven by specific topics in the political economy of development. Increased production of and attention to region-oriented and global datasets that include Asian cases would result in more comprehensive scholarly understanding of regional-level political processes and outcomes.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is a draft chapter. The final version is available in Handbook on Decentralization, Devolution and the State edited by Ignacio Lago, published in 2021, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2021 07:49
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2021 08:15

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