Comparative Federalism: Theory and Practice

Burgess, Michael (2006) Comparative Federalism: Theory and Practice. Routledge, London, 357 pp. ISBN 0-415-36454X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A new examination of contemporary federalism and federation, which delivers a detailed theoretical study underpinned by fresh case studies. It is grounded in a clear distinction between 'federations', particular kinds of states, and 'federalism', the thinking that drives and promotes them. It also details the origins, formation, evolution and operations of federal political interests, through an authoritative series of chapters that: * Analyze 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. * Explore comparative federalism and federation by 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. * Explore the pathology of federations, looking failures and successes, the impact of globalization. The final chapter also presents a definitive assessment of federal theory. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of federalism, devolution, comparative politics and government.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Federal Studies
Depositing User: Alison Chapman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:08
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 13:57
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