The politics of multi-level government

This research line concerns changes in the fabric of government. More precisely it deals with how the multi-layered nature of contemporary government affects intergovernmental relations, political legitimacy and accountability, the interaction and balance between the executive and the legislative branch of government, the role and position of sub-national authorities in a wider European context, the implications of multi-layeredness and segmentation in policy fields traditionally strongly tied to central state institutions (such as welfare state politics), the adaptation of political parties, interest groups and bureaucracies.

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