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Constitutional Dynamics in Federal Systems: Sub-national Perspectives

Burgess, Michael and Tarr, G. Alan, eds. (2012) Constitutional Dynamics in Federal Systems: Sub-national Perspectives. Forum of Federations . McGill-Queen's University Press, Canada, 328 pp. ISBN 978-0-7735-3955-6. (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

Providing a comprehensive view of the constitutional architecture of federations, contributors address change and development in federal states from the standpoint of constitutional revision and reform. Oftentimes change comes from the constituent units that together form a federation. With this in mind, political scientists and legal scholars from across Europe and North America address three important questions. First, what is the scope of national space - the range of discretion and autonomy in constitutional design and development - that is available to the sub-national units in federal system? Second, to what extant have the sub-national units occupied the constitutional space available to them? Third, what have been the effects of constitutional initiatives by sub-national units within their constitutional space on national constitutional development (vertical federalism), on constitutional development in other sub-national units (horizontal federalism), and on political development within their own borders? A comparative, interdisciplinary approach to constitutionalism in federal systems, this volume will be of particular interest to scholars studying federalism, comparative politics, public law, and political development.

Item Type: Edited book
Additional information: number of additional authors: 1;
Subjects: J Political Science
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: 19 Sep 2019 13:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40289 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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