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Federalism Studies: Federalism Studies


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The end of the Cold War profoundly altered the dynamics between and within the various states in Europe and the rest of the World, resulting in a resurgence of interest in the concept of federalism. This shift in balance has been further fuelled by the increase in the number of conflicts arising from the disaffection of the diverse ethnic or religious minorities residing within these states (e.g. Sudan, Iraq). Globalization is forcing governments not only to work together, but also to reconsider their internal roles as guarantors of economic growth, with regions playing the major part. Federalism Studies offers academics a complete and in-depth understanding of federalism and intergovernmental relations in historical, theoretical and comparative contexts. Intended to be international and interdisciplinary in scope, the books in the series are designed to build a common framework for the constructive analysis of federalism. Contributions are welcome on topics which explore federalism as a theory; as a political system and as a form of conflict management.

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Comparative Paradiplomacy

Comparative Paradiplomacy

1st Edition

By Jorge A Schiavon
December 10, 2018

Studying paradiplomacy comparatively, this book explains why and how sub-state governments (SSG) conduct their international relations (IR) with external actors, and how federal authorities and local governments coordinate, or not, in the definition and implementation of the national foreign policy...

Federalism, Secession, and International Recognition Regime Iraqi Kurdistan

Federalism, Secession, and International Recognition Regime: Iraqi Kurdistan

1st Edition

Edited By Alex Danilovich
October 09, 2018

Federalism is widely believed to be an efficient tool to quell ethnic conflict, yet recently there has been a pronounced global tendency among ethnic minorities to break away from larger nations. Iraqi Kurdistan, a region within the newly established Iraqi federation, also harbors plans to proclaim...

The Rise of Catalan Independence Spain’s Territorial Crisis

The Rise of Catalan Independence: Spain’s Territorial Crisis

1st Edition

By Andrew Dowling
March 08, 2018

As recently as the mid-2000s, Catalonia was described and analysed by scholars as exhibiting a non-secessionist nationalism and was seen within Europe and beyond as a role model for successful devolution which had much to teach other parts of the world. The Spanish state seemed to be on a journey ...

Principles and Practices of Fiscal Autonomy Experiences, Debates and Prospects

Principles and Practices of Fiscal Autonomy: Experiences, Debates and Prospects

1st Edition

By Giancarlo Pola
October 12, 2017

This century has seen the continuation of long-term trends in the movement of the territorial boundaries of nation states alongside the emergence of new tensions. The repercussions of the Scottish referendum and the heightened urgency of the Catalonia question along with the continued economic ...

Understanding Federalism and Federation

Understanding Federalism and Federation

1st Edition

By Alain-G. Gagnon, Soeren Keil
October 12, 2017

Based on a variety of contemporary debates on federal theory Understanding Federalism and Federation honours Michael Burgess’ contribution to the study of these topics through a selection of approaches, theories, debates and interpretations. Gathering contributors from diverse subfields to ...

Europe's Hidden Federalism Federal Experiences of European Integration

Europe's Hidden Federalism: Federal Experiences of European Integration

1st Edition

By Bojan Kovacevic
May 22, 2017

The hidden federal features of the European Union help explain the challenges of legitimacy, democracy and freedom that face an unfinished political community. Ideas about federalism and the reality of existing federal states cannot be sharply divided in an analysis of the EU’s multilevel political...

Constitutionalising Europe Processes and Practices

Constitutionalising Europe: Processes and Practices

1st Edition

By Michael Longo
November 25, 2016

The European Union is in a state of transformation with its constitutional future the subject of much heated debate. This book provides a durable, authoritative and comprehensive account of constitutional development, examining the pivotal roles of law and judicial politics in establishing the EU ...

Federalism beyond Federations Asymmetry and Processes of Resymmetrisation in Europe

Federalism beyond Federations: Asymmetry and Processes of Resymmetrisation in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Ferran Requejo, Nagel Klaus-Jürgen
November 23, 2016

Since the end of the Second World War, a set of democratic European countries have established a decentralized system of government based on federal or regional patterns. Some of these systems initially displayed an asymmetrical trend, however, some democracies have implemented a subsequent process...

The EU and Federalism Polities and Policies Compared

The EU and Federalism: Polities and Policies Compared

1st Edition

Edited By Finn Laursen
October 19, 2016

Tracing the evolution of federalist theory and the European Union (EU), an international line up of distinguished experts debate the pros and cons of treating the EU in a comparative context and ask whether a constitutional equilibrium has been reached in the EU. They examine policymaking or modes...

Defunct Federalisms Critical Perspectives on Federal Failure

Defunct Federalisms: Critical Perspectives on Federal Failure

1st Edition

By Emilian Kavalski, Magdalena Zolkos
September 10, 2008

Since the end of the Cold War the global arena has become a place for dynamic change, in particular for federal political units. The focus on defunct federalisms draws attention not only to the difference between state-making and nation building, it also points to the fact that state-making does ...

Iraqi Federalism and the Kurds Learning to Live Together

Iraqi Federalism and the Kurds: Learning to Live Together

1st Edition

By Alex Danilovich
April 18, 2014

Iraq today faces a whole gamut of problems associated with post-war recovery and state-rebuilding compounded by age old mistrust and suspicion. The situation in Iraq resembles a huge experiment in which social scientists can observe the consequences of actions taken across an entire country. Can ...

Green Leviathan The Case for a Federal Role in Environmental Policy

Green Leviathan: The Case for a Federal Role in Environmental Policy

1st Edition

By Inger Weibust
July 23, 2009

The US, Switzerland and Canada are wealthy democracies that should be conducive to effective decentralized or cooperative environmental policy-making. However, a closer examination of their environmental policy over many decades finds no evidence that these approaches have worked. So does it matter...

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