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In or Out?: Centralization by Majority Vote

Crémer, Jacques and Palfrey, Thomas R. (1994) In or Out?: Centralization by Majority Vote. Social Science Working Paper, 879. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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We present a positive theory of centralization of political decisions. Voters choose centralization or decentralization depending on their forecast of the political organization that will favor the policies they prefer. We study the induced preferences for centralization as well results of different forms of referenda.

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Additional Information:Published as Crémer, Jacques, and Thomas R. Palfrey. "In or out?: Centralization by majority vote." European Economic Review 40, no. 1 (1996): 43-60.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Subject Keywords:voting, unification, decentralization
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:879
Classification Code:JEL: 025, 320, 940
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