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Analyzing Australia, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States
Intergovernmental agreements are an important instrument in federal systems, establishing new social programs, regulating agricultural practices, and even changing constitutions. Despite their importance, there have only been limited attempts to understand agreements in a comparative context or to...
Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge
Beyond the all-encompassing nation
Throughout the world, liberal-democracies are grappling with increasing claims made in the name of minority national, socio-cultural and ethno-cultural identities that seek greater recognition in the institutions of the nation-state. This work inserts itself into debates centred on diversity...
Published June 1st 2013 by Routledge
A Comparative Regional Study
This book examines the impact of the federal restructuring of Ethiopia on ethnic conflicts. The adoption of ethnic federalism in Ethiopia was closely related with the problem of creating a state structure that could be used as instrument of managing the complex ethno-linguistic diversity of the...
Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge
This is the first comparative volume available on multinational federations, bringing together an international range of experts on federalism. Multinational federations are federal states intended to provide a framework that can accommodate, manage and resolve some of the most intractable...
Published February 2nd 2011 by Routledge
State, society and congruence in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany and Switzerland
This book deals with the theoretical and empirical questions of federalism in the context of five case studies: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The central argument is that in the long run the political institutions of federalism adapt to achieve congruence with the underlying...
Published July 30th 2010 by Routledge
Federal Democracies examines the evolution of the relationship between federalism and democracy. Taking the late 18th century US Federal Experience as its starting-point, the book uses the contributions of Calhoun, Bryce and Proudhon as 19th century conceptual prisms through which we can witness...
Published February 18th 2010 by Routledge
New Sub-States' Governance and Strategies
Contemporary globalization is transforming and undermining the role of the nation-state, causing it to lose its grip on both the national economy and identity. This is a penetrating analysis of this phenomenon and an explorationn of how governments - national, regional, local, global...
Published February 27th 2009 by Routledge
The Spanish Case
This book addresses the democratic accommodation of national pluralism through federal rules. The key question is: can federalism be a fair and workable way of articulating multinational societies according to revised liberal-democratic patterns? In recent years, scholarly discussion on this issue...
Published February 10th 2005 by Routledge
Wales and Saxony as Modern Regions in Europe
The question of how to organize and manage sustainable regional development has recently come to the fore in many places across the industrialized countries of Central and Western Europe, and especially within the European Union (EU).This book looks at the home-grown natural, economic and social,...
Published February 5th 2004 by Routledge
Cross-Border Cooperation and Governance
The "deepening and widening" of the EU has thrown its changing internal and external borders into sharp relief. This work demonstrates that borders are key spaces within which issues such as identity, memory and trust, and communication between states continue to be played out and transformed....
Published March 1st 2003 by Routledge
Minority Nations in Multinational Federations: A comparative study of Quebec and Wallonia
To Be Published January 6th 2015