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Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation: Building Regional Capacity in Wales and Brittany

Alistair Cole


This book compares the politics, policies, and polity-building dynamics of devolution in Wales and decentralisation in the French region of Brittany. Empirically, it draws conclusions from in-depth fieldwork within the two regions and reports the findings of a comparative public-opinion survey. Theoretically, the book contributes towards our understanding of the comparative study of regions. Perhaps most impressive is how the case studies generally are based on, but also cast light back to, the nuanced theoretical framework on regional capacity established at the outset. The book uncovers the ... More

Keywords: polity-building, devolution, decentralisation, Brittany, regional capacity, Wales, devolved institutions, politics, policies, public-opinion survey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719070921
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alistair Cole, author