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RAI measures the authority exercised by regional governments within states. This release expands geographical coverage from 81 to 96 countries (now including China, India, Pakistan), extends the time period from 1950 through 2018, and covers metropolitan regions. Scoring is annual and the unit of analysis is the individual region. RAI-MLG contains annual scores for each region or regional tier; RAI-Region contains annual scores for the most authoritative regional tier; RAI-Country contains annual scores for each country; RAI-Indigenous comprises estimates on indigenous governance. RAI-metro (metropolitan regions) is forthcoming. RAI-Rokkan estimates the normative, political, and geographical distinctiveness of 1766 regions in 95 countries in 2018. Click here for more.

Data and codebook: RAI-MLG || RAI-Region || RAI-Country || RAI-Indigenous || RAI-Rokkan

Data citation article || replication data

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Special symposium on Multi-Level Governance
The British Journal of Politics and International Relations (online Nov 2020 — Vol 22, Issue 4: 753-836)

  1. Charlie Jeffery & John Peterson – Multi-level governance: Reconceptualising Europe’s modernized polity (753-766)
  2. Arjan H. Schakel – Multi-level governance in a ‘Europe with the regions’ (767-775)
  3. Tanja Börzel – Multilevel governance or multilevel government? (776-783)
  4. Michael Zürn – Unravelling multi-level governance systems (784-791)
  5. Hanna Kleider – Multilevel governance: Identity, political contestation, and policy (792-799)
  6. Dorothée Allain-Dupré – The multilevel governance imperative (800-808)
  7. Claire Charbit – From de jure to de facto decentralised public policies: The multi-level governance approach (809-819)
  8. Liesbet Hooghe & Gary Marks –A postfunctionalist theory of multilevel governance (820-826)

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TEACHING: Keys to European Politics — thirteen videos on the European Union, multilevel governance, and the transnational cleavage
BOOK: A Theory of International Organization. Oxford University Press (August 2019)

Language difference and regional authority. Regional & Federal Studies (2021) || replication data
Cleavage theory. Handbook of EU crises (Jan 2021), Palgrave.
The changing political landscape in Europe. The EU Through Multiple Crises (Oct 2020), Routledge.
Multilevel Governance. Comparative Politics (July 2020), OUP.
Grand theories of European integration in the Twenty-First Century.
 JEPP (2019)

MIA data on international authority (1950-2010)  ||  MIA data on IO policy scope (1950-2017) 
NEW VERSION (02/23/21): CHES-Europe trend (1999-2019) + codebook || CHES Candidate survey 2019 (released 01/22/21)


BIO: Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Part-time Professor at the RSCAS, European University Institute, Florence. She was born and educated in Belgium (Catholic University of Louvain). Before moving to Chapel Hill in 2000, she taught at the University of Toronto. Hooghe has had fellowships & visiting professorships at Cornell University; Nuffield, Oxford; the European University Institute, Florence; the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin; VU Amsterdam; Konstanz University; Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst; Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna; Sciences Po-Paris; the Free University of Berlin. She is a former chair of the European Politics & Society section of the APSA and of the European Union Studies Association. In 2017 she received the APSA Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award. Hooghe is PI of a five-year advanced European Research Grant, Transnational – local triggers, social networks, and group identities (2021-2025), which seeks to explain the intensity of political polarization in Europe and the US. The project is hosted at the RSCAS, EUI, Florence.

Gary Marks en Liesbeth.

Hooghe’s research and teaching are chiefly in comparative politics, multilevel governance, international organization, political behavior (structure of political conflict, elites, public opinion, political parties), and measurement. She has published in the leading journals of political science. From 2010 to 2015, she was co-leading with Gary Marks an ERC-funded project on the causes and consequences of multilevel governance, summarized in four books published by Oxford University Press, Measuring Regional Authority (2016), Community, Scale and Regional Governance (2016), Measuring International Authority (2017), and A Theory of International Organization (2019). To access data, please click Regional authority (RAI) and International authority (MIA).

To access data from the Chapel Hill expert survey on political parties (CHES), please click here

CV (Dec 2020) || Google scholar

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Last updated: March 18, 2021

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