Federalism Studies

Federalism Studies

Series Editor:

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.

  • The Rise of Catalan Independence

    Spain’s Territorial Crisis

    By Andrew Dowling

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
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  • Understanding Federalism and Federation

    By Alain-G. Gagnon, Soeren Keil

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • Principles and Practices of Fiscal Autonomy

    Experiences, Debates and Prospects

    By Giancarlo Pola

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • Europe's Hidden Federalism

    Federal Experiences of European Integration

    By Bojan Kovacevic

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
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  • Constitutionalising Europe

    Processes and Practices

    By Michael Longo

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
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  • Federalism beyond Federations

    Asymmetry and Processes of Resymmetrisation in Europe

    Edited by Ferran Requejo, Nagel Klaus-Jürgen

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
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  • The EU and Federalism

    Polities and Policies Compared

    Edited by Finn Laursen

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Comparative Health Care Federalism

    By Katherine Fierlbeck, Howard A. Palley

    Examining the changing nature of health care federalism within a competitive global context, Comparative Health Care Federalism provides a rich and nuanced account of the way in which the interplay of federal relationships impact health care within an array of systems. The editors have gathered…

    Hardback – 2015-06-03
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  • The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federation

    Ethnicity, Ideology and Democracy in Ethiopia

    By Semahagn Gashu Abebe

    After the fall of the Berlin wall and the disintegration of the former USSR and Yugoslavia, it has widely been assumed that socialist federations have become a thing of the past. Ethiopia’s ethnic federal system however is essentially a socialist federal system based on the notion of the ’right to…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
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  • Iraqi Federalism and the Kurds

    Learning to Live Together

    By Alex Danilovich

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-04-18
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  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism

    Edited by Ann Ward

    This comprehensive research companion examines the theory, practice and historical development of the principle of federalism from the ancient period to the contemporary world. It provides a range of interpretations and integrates theoretical and practical aspects of federalism studies more fully…

    Hardback – 2009-08-07
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  • Green Leviathan

    The Case for a Federal Role in Environmental Policy

    By Inger Weibust

    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…

    Hardback – 2009-07-23
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  • Defunct Federalisms

    Critical Perspectives on Federal Failure

    By Emilian Kavalski, Magdalena Zolkos

    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…

    Hardback – 2008-09-10
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  • Approaching the EUropean Federation?

    Edited by Søren Dosenrode

    The European project has, within only 52 years, achieved a surprising momentum, and the European Union is now approaching full statehood. The Convention on the Future of Europe has finished its work and handed over a proposal for a constitutional treaty to the Heads of State and Government of the…

    Hardback – 2006-12-28
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