Comparative Federalism and Federation: Competing Traditions and Future Directions

Comparative Federalism and Federation: Competing Traditions and Future Directions

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By Michael Burgess and Alain Gagnon
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 1993
World Rights
250 Pages
ISBN 9780802069658
Published Apr 1993
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The resurgence of interest in federalism in recent years on both sides of the Atlantic has renewed the long-standing debate about the meaning an the relevance of the federal principle.

Comparative Federalism and Federation addresses this debate by bringing together theexpertise of a number of internationally renowned scholats to provide a comparative and analytical survey of the study of federalism and federation.

In a wide-ranging theoretical and empirical survey, the book investigates both the Anglo-American and European federal traditions. It is divided into three main parts. The first considers the concepts of federalism and federation; the second provides the perspectives necessary for comparitive analysis. This theoetical framework is illustrated in the third section by a number of case studies which look in detail at different 'traditions' of federalism (European, American, Canadian, Australian) and a number of country-specific cases (The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland).

Comparative Federalism and Federation provides and timely and valuable analysis of this important political concept for students and researchers of comparative and international politics.

Alain-G. Gagnon holds the Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies in the Department of Political Science at UQAM. He is author of Minority Nations in the Age of Uncertainty (2014), which has been translated into 18 languages.