Regional Authority in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand from 1950 to 2010

33 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2012 Last revised: 29 Aug 2012

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Sarah Shair-Rosenfield

Arizona State University (ASU)

Liesbet Hooghe

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Political Science Department; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Gary Marks

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Political Science Department

Date Written: August 19, 2012

Abstract

Democratization has often gone hand in hand with decentralization, but how do the two processes relate to each other? To answer such questions one needs fine-grained data on decentralization, and these have been hard to come by in South East Asia. This paper provides a careful estimation of the formal authority of regional governments in five Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand – on an annual basis from 1950 to 2010. We estimate nine dimensions of subnational authority and find wide variation both across countries and across time. We detect a close temporal relationship between democratization and decentralization.

Suggested Citation

Shair-Rosenfield, Sarah and Hooghe, Liesbet and Marks, Gary, Regional Authority in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand from 1950 to 2010 (August 19, 2012). APSA 2012 Annual Meeting Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2104724

Sarah Shair-Rosenfield (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) ( email )

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Liesbet Hooghe

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Political Science Department ( email )

Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

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Italy

HOME PAGE: http://https://hooghe.web.unc.edu

Gary Marks

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Political Science Department ( email )

Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

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