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The traditional, first generation of literature related to the concept of fiscal decentralization is provided by pioneers in this area, such as Tiebout (1956), Musgrave (1959), Buchanan (1965), Olson (1969), Samuelson (1954) and Oates (1972).
First-generation authors present their conclusions, suggestions and findings regarding fiscal decentralization from a theoretical perspective without suitable quantitative or qualitative empirical research reflecting the actual situation regarding fiscal decentralization in individual countries and, consequently, enable their direct comparison.
The empirical literature on decentralization has examined the issue at both the country and state level.
Enikolopov and Zhuravskaya (2007), Kyriacou and Roca-Sagales (2011), and Brennan and Buchanan (1980) argue that greater decentralization of the government leads to improved quality of government in responsiveness to citizens and their preferences.
The aim of the paper is to investigate the fiscal decentralization determinants of the EU 28 countries analysing the period 19952015.
98), there exist some empirical regularities which explain differences in the level of fiscal centralization (and decentralization) among countries--fiscal centralization (and decentralization) determinants.
Low decision space means no decentralization in Fiji: Comment on "Decentralisation of health services in Fiji: a decision space analysis." Int J Health Policy Manag.
Decentralization, re-centralization and future European health policy.
Another term used often in conjunction with decentralization is deconcentration.
In developing countries around the world, deconcentration is the most common form of decentralization since it is limited in scope and extension (UNDP, 1999).
Approximately 20 pages are devoted early on to terminology and a survey of the comparative literature on deconcentrated public administrations; however brief, this overview sets a crucial context for the reader to understand how politicians, bureaucrats and eventually consultants could themselves interpret, reinterpret, and sometimes misinterpret what is 'decentralization'.
Southeast Asian countries were caught up in the decentralization "wave" to differing degrees.

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