(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Regional governance matters : quality of government within European Union member states

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHARRON N. (1) ; DIJKSTRA L. (2) ; LAPUENTE V. (1) ;
(1) Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Göteborgs Univ., Gothenburg, SUEDE
(2) European Commission, DG for Regional and Urban Policy, Economic Analysis Unit, Brussels, BELGIQUE


This study examines the quality of government, understood as low corruption, impartial public services and rule of law – for national and sub-national levels in twenty-seven European Union countries. The European QoG Index shows notable within-country variations: while high-performing regions in Italy and Spain rank amongst the best European Union regions, others perform well below the European Union average. The index is highly correlated with sub-national levels of socio-economic development and levels of social trust, yet political decentralization is uncorrelated with greater within-country, or higher levels of overall, QoG


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no1 [pp. 68-90]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 2 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00343404.2013.770141

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