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Title Understanding federalism and federation / edited by Alain-G. Gagnon, Soeren Keil and Sean Mueller
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  321.02 Un23 2017    DUE 02-15-24  -  30500101561564
Descript xviii, 300 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Federalism studies
Federalism studies
Note Originally published: Surrey, UK England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2015 (ISBN 9781472433893 hardback)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction / Alain-G. Gagnon, Soeren Keil and Sean Mueller -- Part I: Evolving Federal Traditions and Federal Systems ; Comparing federal political systems / Ronald L. Watts -- Federalism: essence, values and ideologies / Frédéric Lépine --
Part II: Charting Federalism and Federations ; George W. Bush and the spirit of coercive federalism / John Kincaid -- In search of constitutional federalism: American perspectives / G. Alan Tarr -- Still in search of the federal spirit: the US Supreme Court and federalism / Jan Erk -- Switzerland: federalism as an ideology of balance / Sean Mueller -- Ideology, political economy and federalism: the welfare state and the evolution of the Australian and Canadian federations / Luc Turgeon and Richard Simeon -- Constitutionalism, empowerment and multinational federalism / Alain-G. Gagnon -- National pluralism, recognition, federalism and secession (or Hegel was a clever guy) / Ferran Requejo -- Why no federalism in the United Kingdom? / Michael Keating -- Poland's German minority: accommodation in the absence of federalism/ Karl Cordell --
Part III: The European Union ; The European Union as a federal project / Soeren Keil and Simon Bransden -- Federalism in the EU and Canada / Amy Verdun -- Federal Europe: unfinished and incomplete, but growing and further evolving / Rudolf Hrbek -- Conclusion: understanding federalism and federation: my magnificent obsession / Michael Burgess
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 synthesize current debates it offers a snapshot of the immense range of current research on federalism and federation. Leading authors debate key issues such as American federalism, Canada and the role of Quebec, the latest insights into comparative federalism and federation, the European Union as a federal project and the analysis of constitutional courts in federal systems. Different theoretical and empirical fields and perspectives are brought together, synthesizing major findings and addressing emerging issues and these topics are analysed through multiple lenses to provide new insights, original approaches and much-needed theoretical and empirical data on federalism and federation.-- Provided by publisher
Subject Federal government
Comparative government
Alt Author Gagnon, Alain
Keil, Soeren
Mueller, Sean
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