Executives, legislatures, and decentralization Academic Article uri icon


  • This article considers the role of executives and legislatures in authoring decentralizing legislation to study the type of decentralization each sought to achieve. I find that differences across branches are more significant than differences across political parties. The executive played a significant role in the process of decentralization emphasizing administrative forms of decentralization. Congressional efforts to write laws, on the contrary, focused on the political aspects. Thus, the involvement of both branches in policymaking contributed to the multidimensional form and high degree of decentralization in Colombia. 2006 The Policy Studies Journal.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Escobar-Lemmon, M. C.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Escobar-Lemmon, MC

publication date

  • May 2006