In Search of the Federal Spirit. New Comparative Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives

Burgess, Michael (2013) In Search of the Federal Spirit. New Comparative Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 320 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-960623-8. (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606238.001.0001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In Search of the Federal Spirit examines federal theory in the context of the new federal models that have sprung into existence since the end of the Cold War. It utilises the federal spirit as a conceptual lens through which to explore the revival of federalism in the post-Cold War era - especially in the 1990s - and it seeks to place the emergence of these new models in the theoretical context of federal state formation. By examining the approaches of five major contributors to the nature and meaning of federalism - Kenneth Wheare, William Livingston, William Riker, Carl Friedrich, and Daniel Elazar - the book identifies several different expressions of the federal spirit that together constitute its basic political values and principles rooted in liberal democracy.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606238.001.0001
Additional information: number of additional authors: 0;
Uncontrolled keywords: federalism, federation, federal spirit, federal political system, federal models, comparative federalism, federal theory
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Federal Studies
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40257 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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