viii, 620 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780521518215 hardback 0521518210 hardback 9780521732116 paperback 0521732115 paperback
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 557-583) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction to federalism and the role of governments in federal economies The decentralization of government authority Expenditure assignment Revenue assignment Natural resources ownership and management in a federal system Local governance in theory Local governance in practice Revenue sharing The principles of intergovernmental transfers The practice of intergovernmental transfers Finance and provision of health and education Finance and provision of infrastructure Poverty alleviation in federations Fiscal federalism and macroeconomic governance Interregional competition and policies for regional cohesion and convergence Decentralized governance and corruption Adapting to a changing world.