Self-rule Index for Local Authorities (Release 1.0)

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Titre
Self-rule Index for Local Authorities (Release 1.0)
Auteur(s)
Ladner A., Keuffer N., Baldersheim H.
Détails de l'institution
Publications Office of the European Union
Adresse
Luxembourg
ISBN
9789279578854
Date de publication
2016
Genre
Final report
Langue
anglais
Nombre de pages
84
Notes
Tender No 2014CE16BAT031
Résumé
Local autonomy is a highly valued feature of good governance. The continuous attempts of many European countries to strengthen the autonomy of local government show the importance given to decentralisation and far-reaching competences at the lowest units of a state. Measuring and comparing local autonomy, however, has proven to be a difficult task. Not only are there diverging ideas about the core elements of local autonomy, there are also considerable difficulties to apply specific concepts to different countries. This project suggests a comprehensive methodology to measure local autonomy. It analyses 39 European countries and reports changes between 1990 and 2014. A network of experts on local government assessed the autonomy of local government of their respective countries on the basis of a common code book. The eleven variables measured are located on seven imensions and can be combined to a "Local Autonomy Index" (LAI). The data show an increase of local autonomy between 1990 and 2005, especially in the new Central and Eastern European countries. Countries with a particularly high degree of local autonomy are Switzerland, the Nordic countries, Germany and Poland.
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