Federal Reform Strategies

Lessons From Asia and Australia

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ISBN:

9780198092001

Publication date:

12/07/2013

Paperback

328 pages

216.0x140.0mm

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ISBN:

9780198092001

Publication date:

12/07/2013

Paperback

328 pages

216.0x140.0mm

M. Govinda Rao & Stephen Howes

Suitable for: Students and scholars of economics, public finance, and development economics, as well as policymakers.

Rights:  World Rights

M. Govinda Rao & Stephen Howes

Description

In a federal polity, reforms related to economic integration, deregulation, or natural resource management cannot be fully effective without the active participation of subnational governments. While most of the available literature in this area focuses on reform of federalism, this volume is about reform through federalism. It explores the ways in which central governments can motivate, influence, and ensure the coordination of subnational policies. Drawing from a range of case studies, mainly from India and Australia, the essays analyse various mechanisms to promote reform such as: earmarked funding from central to subnational governments, award of incentive funding if certain reforms are undertaken, cross-government agreements, and the centralization of power from the subnational level to the central government. They examine both success stories as well as failures, and build a typology of strategies available to a central government to pursue economic reform in a federal setting. Insightful and policy-oriented, this volume is a must-read for students and scholars of economics, public finance, development economics, as well as policymakers.

M. Govinda Rao & Stephen Howes

M. Govinda Rao & Stephen Howes

Features

  • Focuses on reform through federalism as opposed to reform of federalism
  • Contains contributions from leading experts in the field of public finance
  • Covers case-studies from India, Australia, China, and Indonesia

M. Govinda Rao & Stephen Howes

M. Govinda Rao & Stephen Howes

Description

In a federal polity, reforms related to economic integration, deregulation, or natural resource management cannot be fully effective without the active participation of subnational governments. While most of the available literature in this area focuses on reform of federalism, this volume is about reform through federalism. It explores the ways in which central governments can motivate, influence, and ensure the coordination of subnational policies. Drawing from a range of case studies, mainly from India and Australia, the essays analyse various mechanisms to promote reform such as: earmarked funding from central to subnational governments, award of incentive funding if certain reforms are undertaken, cross-government agreements, and the centralization of power from the subnational level to the central government. They examine both success stories as well as failures, and build a typology of strategies available to a central government to pursue economic reform in a federal setting. Insightful and policy-oriented, this volume is a must-read for students and scholars of economics, public finance, development economics, as well as policymakers.

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