Abstract: The alleged negative effect of decentralization reforms on national political parties was studied in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. The effect was found to go both ways. Deeper causes, and not just institutions, are most relevant to the emergence or decline of political parties.
Authors: Dargent, Eduardo (University of Texas at Austin) & Vegara, Alberto (Université de Montréal)
Published: 2011 Harvard university. Institute for quantitative social science, Cambridge, MA (English)