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In or Out?: Centralization by Majority Vote


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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Published as Crémer, Jacques, and Thomas R. Palfrey. "In or out?: Centralization by majority vote." European Economic Review 40, no. 1 (1996): 43-60.

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