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Policy-Making as a Source of Change in Federalism: A Dynamic Approach

Braun, Dietmar and Schnabel, Johanna (2019) Policy-Making as a Source of Change in Federalism: A Dynamic Approach. In: Configurations, Dynamics and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 199-215. ISBN 978-3-030-05510-3. E-ISBN 978-3-030-05511-0. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-05511-0_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

Policy problems are an important source of change in federal systems. This chapter argues that federations’ performance depends on how federal actors find solutions to specific policy problems. Because the search for policy solutions may touch upon the basic interests of governments of a federation, robust performance can only be achieved if they find appropriate policy solutions and avoid federal conflicts at once. Drawing on their research on fiscal consolidation and the harmonisation of education policy, Braun and Schnabel develop an analytical model to evaluate federations’ performance in individual policy areas that stresses federalism’s dynamic character. In distinguishing four ways of governance in which federations tackle policy problems on their agenda (self-rule, arguing, bargaining, hierarchy), they explain why some federations seem to struggle more than others in achieving robustness even though all four governance modes have the potential to effectively solve policy problems as well as minimise federal conflicts.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-05511-0_6
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: J. Schnabel
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 16:40 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2019 11:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75273 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Schnabel, Johanna: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6160-1083
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