Functional Assignment

Measuring Regional Authority

Measuring Regional Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume I (by Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Arjan H. Schakel, Sandra Chapman Osterkatz, Sara Niedzwiecki, and Sarah Shair-Rosenfield) is the first of five ambitious volumes theorizing the structure […]


The State of Local Governance Institutions

Local governments and local administrative bodies play an important role in transforming global and national development objectives into improved services and development outcomes at the local level. Accordingly, the draft post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals include the […]


Contracting Out Local Services

Petersen, O. H., Houlberg, K. and Christensen, L. R. (2015), Contracting Out Local Services: A Tale of Technical and Social Services. Public Administration Review, 75: 560–570. doi: 10.1111/puar.12367 Governments face a fundamental choice between in-house […]


Localizing Health and Education

As the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals approaches, the global development community has engaged in significant debate about the scope, details and implementation of a new, post-2015 sustainable development agenda. In recognition […]