Preface.- 1. Introduction - Problems of Multi-level Democracies.- 2. Division of Powers.- 3. Swedish Local Government: Is There a Bailout Problem?- 4. Fiscal Equalisation between Swedish Municipalities.- 5. Constraining Misuse of Funds from Intergovernmental Grants: A Legal Analysis.- 6. Democratic Governance and Local Autonomy.- 7. Why Federalism?- 8. Strengthening Federalism in Sweden.- 9. A Summary, and Four Theses on State-local Relationships.- Index.