L'estat de les autonomies. Balanç del rendiment de les institucions autonòmiques, Espanya 1980-2000

  • Subirats Humet, Joan (Principal Investigator)
  • Adelantado Gimeno, José (Investigator)
  • Gallego Calderon, Raquel (Investigator)
  • Alda Fernández, Mercedes (Investigator)
  • Artaza Montero, Manuel María de (Investigator)
  • Boix Serra, Carlos (Investigator)
  • Bouzas Lorenzo, Ramon A. (Investigator)
  • Campo García, Mª Esther del (Investigator)
  • Cernadas Ramos, Andres (Investigator)
  • Delgado Sotillos, Irene (Investigator)
  • García Arias, Celestino (Investigator)
  • Innerarity Grau, Carmen (Investigator)
  • Jiménez Asensio, Rafael (Investigator)
  • Llera Ramo, Francisco José (Investigator)
  • Maíz Suárez, Ramón (Investigator)
  • Mesa del Olmo, Adela (Investigator)
  • Mondragon Ruiz de Lezana, Jaione (Investigator)
  • NIETO, LOURDES LOPEZ (Investigator)
  • Porras Nadales, Antonio (Investigator)
  • Ramió Matas, Carles (Investigator)

Project Details


This project analyses and assesses the institutional performance of Autonomous Communities in Spain for the period 1980-2000. The consolidation of this deeply decentralised political system, which affects both the distribution of competencies and expenditure, has no historical precedent in Spain. In order to account for its complex reality, seven lines of research have been developed: analysis of legislation; political elites in parliaments and core executives; administrative and institutional structures including the civil service; administrative experiments; relations between different administration levels; public opinion; social capital; economic policy, economic growth and redistribution; and public policy and management. The research questions guiding the study are: Have Autonomous Communities made any difference in the political, social and economic reality within their territories? Have they met the objectives for which they were created? May they be considered as fully consolidated? Which factors explain the differences in their institutional performance? The theories and studies taken as points of reference include recent developments in the operationalisation of the concept of 'social capital', Putnam's researches on the Italian regions, and different approaches to federalism and decentralisation. The methodology used in this research combines qualitative and quantitative approaches for the analysis of data from both primary and secondary sources. Primary sources include: purposefully designed surveys, structured and semi-structured interviews to key informants, Delphi studies, on-the-field experiments, official data bases, and non-published reports by relevant organisations. Secondary data include relevant articles in academic journals, books and official publications. The researchers engaged in this study are from eight Spanish universities and one american university
Effective start/end date1/09/981/09/01


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