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Comparative Federalism: A Systematic Inquiry by Thomas O. Hueglin, Alan Fenna

By Thomas O. Hueglin, Alan Fenna

Comparative Federalism: a scientific Inquiry, moment Edition is a uniquely complete, analytic, and certainly comparative creation to the foundations and practices, in addition to the institutional compromises, of federalism. Hueglin and Fenna draw from their various study on federal structures to target 4 major models—America, Canada, Germany, and the ecu Union—but additionally to variety largely over different situations. on the center of the booklet is cautious research of the connection among constitutional layout and modification, financial family, institutional buildings, intergovernmental relatives, and judicial evaluation. Such research serves the twin position of assisting the reader comprehend federalism and delivering a comparative framework from which to evaluate the checklist of federal systems.

The moment variation has been broadly revised and up-to-date, considering new advancements in federal platforms and incorporating insights from the transforming into physique of literature within the box. It contains new chapters, "Fiscal Federalism" and "The Limits of Federalism."

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3 (2007): 459–77. 33 Keith G. ,” in Scott L. ), Territory, Democracy and Justice: Regionalism and Federalism in Western Democracies (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 44–66. 34 Troy E. Smith, “Intergovernmental Lobbying: How Opportunistic Actors Create a Less Structured and Balanced Federal System,” in Timothy J. Conlan and Paul L. ), Intergovernmental Management for the Twenty-First Century (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008), 310–37. 35 Robert F. Nagel, The Implosion of American Federalism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

In addition, US federalism harbours a bewildering array of special-purpose districts, such as school districts, that are also subject to their respective state governments. The original Swiss Constitution of 1848 also did not expressly mention the municipalities or “communes” as constituent parts of the federation—even though they enjoyed de facto autonomy as a fiercely defended fundamental right and were the primary level of government for granting Swiss citizenship rights. 4 Confirmed in the landmark case City of Clinton v.

Conlan and Paul L. ), Intergovernmental Management for the Twenty-First Century (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008), 310–37. 35 Robert F. Nagel, The Implosion of American Federalism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001). 36 Centralization has gone faster and further in some federations than others. 37 In Canada, the sustained vigour of Québec nationalism has prevented a wholesale erosion of provincial powers in the name of modernized socioeconomic efficiency, and the ownership of natural resources has provided the provinces with additional political clout more generally.

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