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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

GOVT 20.04 Federalism and Decentralization

We consider arguments for and against federalism and the territorial decentralization of power, taking into account economic, security, and sociocultural aspects. Some scholars argue that federalism can provide a ‘credible commitment’ to market incentives, boosting economic growth. Others claim that decentralization can prevent or settle ethnic and secessionist conflicts. Still others provide a skeptical case against these alleged benefits. We will pay careful attention to the different forms and dimensions of decentralization around the world.



Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


Not offered in AY 2017-2018. May be offered in AY 2018-2019.