The Resource A seminar game to analyze regional governance options for Portugal, James P. Kahan ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

A seminar game to analyze regional governance options for Portugal, James P. Kahan ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Label
A seminar game to analyze regional governance options for Portugal
Title
A seminar game to analyze regional governance options for Portugal
Statement of responsibility
James P. Kahan ... [et al.]
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
Regionalization in Portugal was a major issue in 1998, as the nation held a referendum on whether to establish administrative regions to assume many tasks presently performed by the central government. The debate was both hot and confused, as both "pro" and "anti" forces claimed their solution would lead to more efficient government, and no major political party spoke with one voice. To help illuminate the debate, RAND Europe conducted in June 1998 a series of seminar games simulating the alternative decentralization schemes being contemplated. The results of the game showed that (1) the specific form of decentralization may be less important than the details of implementation (not present in the debate); (2) the critical issue of financial autonomy for local governing bodies had not been adequately addressed; (3) there was no consensus regarding which governmental competencies are the best for devolution to regions; and (4) whatever form of decentralization is chosen, close monitoring of different competencies and the flexibility to shift policies are essential
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
946.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English; summary in Portugese
LC call number
JN8515
LC item number
.S46 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kahan, James P
  • RAND Europe
  • Luso-American Development Foundation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regionalism
  • Decentralization in government
  • Portugal
Label
A seminar game to analyze regional governance options for Portugal, James P. Kahan ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=20513
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Publication
Note
"Supported by Rand Europe and the Luso-American Foundation for Development."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 41-42)
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44964567
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 42 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585249377
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 276045
Label
A seminar game to analyze regional governance options for Portugal, James P. Kahan ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=20513
Publication
Note
"Supported by Rand Europe and the Luso-American Foundation for Development."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 41-42)
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44964567
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 42 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585249377
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 276045

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