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Germany: Co-operative Federalism and the Overgrazing of the Fiscal Commons

Conventional wisdom strongly suggests that federalism is inimical to high levels of social spending. Two arguments are prominent in this context: a veto point thesis and a ‘competition of jurisdictions’ thesis. The veto point thesis is quite straightforward: federal systems have more veto... Full description

1st Person: Manow, Philip
Source: in: Federalism and the Welfare State: New World and European Experiences (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), p. 222-262
Type of Publication: Article
Published: 2005
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