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2016

Models and Methods

Dickinson College

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The Negative Implications Of Decentralization: A Comparison Between Yugoslavia, The United Kingdom, And Spain, Amy Walsh Jan 2016

The Negative Implications Of Decentralization: A Comparison Between Yugoslavia, The United Kingdom, And Spain, Amy Walsh

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The establishment of a decentralized government system can assist states that have high levels of tension. Yugoslavia, the United Kingdom, and Spain are states whose government systems incorporated decentralization to appease issues between their core and peripheral actors. Although decentralization was implemented to assist these countries, it is questionable whether these methods strengthened their abilities.

Michael Hechter discusses how states become stronger in Internal Colonialism: The Celtic Fringe in British National Development. He argues that a core and a periphery exist in all states. The core represents the more dominant culture. The periphery is the less developed group. Hechter claims ...