Policy feedback, generational replacement, and citizens’ preferences for regionalization. A comparative and qualitative study


Promotrice : Claire Dupuy
Chercheur : Colin Deneufbourg, doctorant
Financement : FSR Seedfund
Do regional governments gain legitimacy from the process of regionalization in multilevel contexts? The project studies whether, when and how regional policy-making feeds back into citizens’ preference for the regional level. A comparative research is designed in several national and regional cases and draws from interviews with young and elderly people. The project’s contributions are twofold: first, it adds political socialization by institutions to identity- and utilitarian-based explanations of individual preferences for regionalization; second, it shows that cohorts matter to explain political preferences.