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Title The principle of equality in diverse states : reconciling autonomy with equal rights and opportunities / edited by Eva Maria Belser, Thea Bächler, Sandra Egli and Lawrence Zünd
Imprint Leiden, The Netherlands : Koninklijke Brill NV, [2021]
book jacket
1 copy ordered for 人文社會聯圖 on 10-27-2021.
Descript xxi, 438 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
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Series Studies in territorial and cultural diversity governance, 2213-2570 ; volume 13
Note "Implementing the principle of equality is particularly challenging in federal or decentralised states. Autonomy rights guaranteed to regions or to minorities allow for diversity but question the equality of citizens. While diversity is crucial for legitimate governance in heterogeneous states, it jeopardises equal rights and opportunities. In states based on power-sharing the conceptualisation and implementation of equality therefore raises fundamental questions. How much equality between regional regimes or the rights and freedoms of individuals does the unity of a state require? And how much inequality must be tolerated? This book examines different approaches by which states characterised by federal or decentralised arrangements reconcile equality and autonomy. In case studies from five continents, leading experts analyse the challenges of ensuring institutional, social and economic equality whilst respecting the competences of regions and the rights of groups"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Suum Cuique Tribuere - a common narrative of federalism and equality? / Anna Gamper -- Constitutional asymmetry and equality in multinational systems with federal arrangements / Maja Sahadžić -- Why the affection of federalism for human rights is unrequited and how the relationship could be improved / Eva Maria Belser -- Italy : the principle of solidarity as a principle of equality / Erika Arban -- Does regional autonomy improve local public services in more diverse regions? / Andrea Filippetti -- Assuring equality, autonomy and territorial integrity in Sri Lanka / Jayampathy Wickramaratne -- Equality and advantage in emerging federations and the dilemma of non-renewable natural resources the cases of the Solomon Islands and Trinidad and Tobago / Nico Steytler -- Equality, development equivalence and federal finance in Argentina / Miguel Angel Asensio -- The Swiss tax system - between equality and diversity / Peter Hänni -- Principle of equality and social care policies in the Italian regional system between autonomy and centralisation / Giulia Maria Napolitano and Gabriella Saputelli -- Federal states and equality in political representation federalism superseding democracy? / Sérgio Ferrari -- Equality and inequality in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Soeren Keil -- Federal equality in multinational Bosnia and Herzegovina / Dejan Vanjek -- In the name of diversity the disenfranchisement of citizens in an African Federation / Yonatan Tesfaye Fessha -- Concluding remarks / Eva Maria Belser
Link Online version: The principle of equality in diverse states Leiden, The Netherlands : Koninklijke Brill NV, [2021] 9789004394612 (DLC) 2020058160
Subject Federal government
Decentralization in government
Equality of states
Alt Author Belser, Eva Maria, 1970- editor
Bächler, Thea, editor
Egli, Sandra, editor
Zünd, Lawrence, editor
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