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Comparative Federalism

  • Livre Relié
  • 364 Nombre de pages
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This examination of contemporary federalism and federation delivers a detailed theoretical study underpinned by fresh case studies.

Auteur

University of Kent, UK.

Texte du rabat

This book uses a comparative approach to examine and explain the contemporary nature and meaning of federalism and federation. The author provides both a detailed theoretical study and empirical case studies on contemporary federations.
The study of federalism can be problematic and this book seeks to overcome some of the obstacles by distinguishing between federation, a particular kind of state, and federalism, the recommendation and promotion of support for federation. Written in a clear and accessible style, the author:
- Analyzes the conceptual bases of federalism and federation through the evolution of the intellectual debate on federalism; the American Federal experience; the origins of federal states; and the relationship between state-building and national integration.
- Explores comparative federalism and federation, looking at five main pathways into comparative analysis with empirical studies on the US, Canada, Australia, India, Malaysia, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the EU.
- Explores the pathology of federations, looking failures and successes, the impact of globalisation and concludes with an assessment of federal theory.
This book will be of interest to students and researchers of federalism, devolution and comparative politics and government.



Contenu

Introduction The Problem with Studying Federalism; PART ONE: CONCEPT AND MEANING; Chapter 1 Federalism and Federation: The Quest for Meaning; Introduction; (i) Conceptual and Methodological Review I; (ii) Conceptual and Methodological Review II; Chapter 2 The American Federal Experience; Introduction; (i) Federation and Confederation: Publius Revisited; (ii) Federalism and Federation: Philosophical Conceptions of; Individual and Community; (iii) Conclusion; Chapter 3 Federalism and Federation: The Origins and Formation of Federal; States; Introduction; (i) The Intellectual Debate about the Origins of Federations; (ii) Motives for Union; (iii) Conclusion; Chapter 4 Federalism, Nationalism and the National State: Legitimacy and the; Problem of National Identity; Introduction; (i) Federalism, Federation and Nationalism; (ii) Multinational Federations in Comparative Perspective; (iii) National Identity and Legitimacy in Multinational Federations; (iv) Liberal Nationalism in Multinational Federation; (v) Conclusion; PART TWO: BASES FOR COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS; Chapter 5 The Comparative Study of Federal Political Systems; Introduction; (i) The structure of federations; (ii) The sociological bases of federations; (iii) Political economy: the bases of ideology; (iv) Political parties and party systems; (v) Constitutional amendment and judicial review; (vi) Conclusion; Chapter 6 The Anglo-American and European Federal Political Traditions; Introduction; (i) The Continental European Federal Tradition; (ii) The Anglo-American Federal Tradition; (iii) Quebec Federalism Revisited; (iv) Conclusion; Chapter 7 The Concept of Representation in Federalism and Federation; Introduction; (i) The Concept of Representation; (ii) The Democratic Revolution: Four Models of Representation; (iii) National and Sub-National Levels; (iv) Second Chambers and the Problem of Double-Representation; (v) Conclusion; Chapter 8 Asymmetrical Federalism and Federation; Introduction; (i) The Emergence of the Concept of Asymmetry; (ii) The Concepts of Symmetry and Asymmetry Explored; (iii) The Preconditions of Asymmetry; (iv) Asymmetrical Relations Today; (v) Conclusion; Chapter 9 The European Union as a Federal Model; (i) Introduction; (ii) Monnet's Europe and its Political Implications; (iii) History and Theory; (iv) Is the Bottle Half-Empty or Half-Full?; (v) The Constitutional Treaty; (vi) Conclusion; PART THREE: LESSONS OF EXPERIENCE; Chapter 10 Federalism, Democracy and the State in the Era of Globalisation; (i) Introduction; (ii) Globalisation and Global Governance; (iii) Between Integration and Fragmentation; (iv) Federalism, Confederalism and Federation; (v) Conclusion; Chapter 11 Success and Failure in Federation; (i) Introduction; (ii) Secession and Federation; (iii) Conclusion; Chapter 12 Conclusion: Comparative Federalism in Theory and Practice;

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Comparative Federalism
Sous-titre: Theory and Practice
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780415364546
ISBN: 978-0-415-36454-6
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 364
Poids: 674g
Taille: H243mm x B166mm x T27mm
Année: 2005