Governance

Territory and Ideology in Latin America: Policy Conflicts between National and Subnational Governments

Around the world, familiar ideological conflicts over the market are becoming increasingly territorialized in the form of policy conflicts between national and subnational governments. Thanks to a series of trends like globalization, democratization, and especially decentralization, subnational governments are now in a position to more effectively challenge the ideological orientation of the national government. 

Beheading Dragons: Streamlining China’s Environmental Governance

In March, China’s National People’s Congress passed sweeping reforms to streamline environmental governance in order to more rapidly mitigate China's crushing air, water, and soil pollution. Natural resource and pollution regulation have long been fragmented and managed by overlapping bureaucracies in China, leading to infighting and buck passing.

Italy at the Crossroads

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we examine the outcome of Italy’s general election in which populist parties surged to power, but none held enough seats to build a government.

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