Annika Hennl

Annika Hennl
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main · Faculty of Social Sciences



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Publications (11)
A classic way to meet regionally diverse interests is to grant partial autonomy to sub-national entities, either by assigning them the right to decide upon policies (federalism), to implement policies (decentralization), or both. This article argues and formally elaborates that central governments may intentionally choose to increase decentralizati...
This paper contributes to our understanding of legislative behaviour in mixed-member electoral systems through a simple game-theoretic model. It argues that legislators seeking re-election in mixed-member electoral systems need to take into account the interests of two distinct selectorates rather than an electorate in order to maximize the probabi...
Does the territorial state organisation matter for effective policy making, and if so, in what way? So far, we know relatively little about its effects on policy making and policy outputs. Starting from the hypothesis that decentralised policy making has positive effects whereas federalism has a slightly negative impact on policy performance, this...
Studies evaluating the effects of territorial state organization on the performance of democratic political systems produce ambiguous results. The authors argue that research so far has suffered from insufficiently conceptualizing federalism and decentralization as two distinct dimensions. This article makes use of the advantages of a nested design...
This article compares ticket-balancing processes in pure and mixed-member proportional systems, which differ with regard to the type of candidature—party list versus combination of single-member and party list. By comparing sub-national elections in Germany between 2000 and 2004, we analyse the impact of double-nominations on the share of safely li...
Zusammenfassung „Does federalism matter?“ Wir leiten zunchst ein theoretisches Erklrungsmodell der Zusammenhnge zwischen Fderalismus, Dezentralisierung und Performanz aus der fderalismustheoretischen und der finanzwissenschaftlichen Literatur her und berprfen dieses sodann mittels einer statistischen Analyse fr die OECD-Staaten. Es zeigt sich, dass...


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