International Comparative Research on Local Autonomy





 The Project
 The Experts involved
 The Codebook (downloadable !)
 Pivot Tables (downloadable !)
 Release 1.0 Data (downloadable !)


 LAI_2014 (v6 data)

Albania 50.63 Greece 47.88 Norway 73.92
Austria 64.84 Hungary 50.78 Poland 74.11
Belgium 61.33 Iceland 78.09 Portugal 61.57
Bulgaria 66.23 Ireland 34.92 Romania 58.14
Croatia 56.74 Italy 68.18 Serbia 66.99
Cyprus 42.29 Latvia 54.29 Slovakia 60.85
Czech Republic 64.92 Liechtenstein 69.38 Slovenia 48.92
Denmark 74.65 Lithuania 65.10 Spain 54.98
Estonia 63.66 Luxembourg 55.90 Sweden 75.09
Finland 79.36 Macedonia 59.27 Switzerland 79.64
France 66.78 Malta 39.18 Turkey 39.72
Georgia 38.36 Moldova 35.87 Ukraine 47.66
Germany 73.93 Netherlands 59.56 UK 45.65



 "Schweizer Gemeinden sind Spitze punkto Autonomie", (Artikel zusammen mit Nicolas Keuffer), DeFacto, 4.2.2016

 "Des communes autonomes? Bon pour l'économie et la démocratie", (Article avec Nicolas Keuffer), Le Temps, 6.4.2016, p. 11, 



 Book edited by Pagrave Macmillan: 

 Ladner Andreas, Keuffer Nicolas, Baldersheim Harald, Hlepas Nikos, Swianiewicz Pawel, Steyvers Kristof, and Navarro Carmen (2019): Patterns of Local Autonomy in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

 Regional & Federal Studies:

 Ladner, Andreas and Keuffer, Nicolas (2018) "Creating an index of local autonomy - theoretical, conceptual, and empirical issues", Regional & Federal Studies, (online, DOI: 10.1080/13597566.2018.1464443)

 Ladner, Andreas, Keuffer, Nicolas and Baldersheim, Harald (2016) "Measuring Local Autonomy in 39 Countries (1990–2014)", Regional & Federal Studies, 26:3, 321-357, (online, DOI:10.1080/13597566.2016.1214911)


 Report to the European Commission as well as country profiles and datasets:

 Ladner, Andreas, Keuffer, Nicolas and Baldersheim, Harald (2015) "Local Autonomy Index for European countries (1990-2014). Release 1.0", Brussels: European Commission.


 Related Publications:

 Keuffer, Nicolas (2018) "Does local autonomy facilitate local government reform initiatives? Evidence from Switzerland", International Journal of Public Sector Management, (online, DOI: 10.1108)

 Ladner, Andreas (2017) "Chapter 1: Autonomy and Austerity: Re-Investing in Local Government", In Schwab, Christian, Bouckaert, Geert and Kuhlmann, Sabine (Eds.) The Future of Local Government in Europe. Lessons from Research and Practice in 31 Countries (pp. 23-40), Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.

 Keuffer, Nicolas (2016) "L'autonomie locale, un concept multidimensionnel: comment le définir, comment le mesurer et comment créer un indice d'autonomie locale comparatif?", Revue internationale de politique comparée, 23(4): 443-490. (Version presented in English at the 24th IPSA World Congress, Poznań, Poland, 23-28 July 2016)

 Ladner, Andreas and Nils Soguel (2015) "Managing the crises – How did local governments react to the financial crisis in 2008 and what explains the differences? The case of Swiss municipalities",

 International Review of Administrative Sciences 81(4): 752-772. (download) (online, DOI: 10.1177/0020852314558033).