Constitutional Approaches to Decentralization: Elements, Challenges and Implications

Authors: Erin C. Houlihan and Sharon P. Hickey

The fourth annual Women Constitution-Makers’ Dialogue event was hosted at the University of Edinburgh in October 2022, and focused on elements, challenges and implications of constitutional approaches to decentralization. Discussions explored experiences in the negotiation, design and implementation of decentralization schemes at the country level, with a primary focus on states in which decentralization is linked to democratic and/or conflict transitions. This report provides key findings and a summary of discussions that took place.

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