New Directions in Federalism Studies

Jan Erk (Editor), Wilfried Swenden (Editor)

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Federalism has experienced a remarkable renaissance in recent decades – as an alternative way to accommodate ethnic differences; as a tool to combat remote, undemocratic and ineffective central governments; and lastly, as a means to promote economic performance in the developing world through decentralisation.

This book seeks to bring different aspects and perspectives of federalism studies closer together, by providing an analytical framework which transcends the sub-fields and encourages contributors to look beyond the comfort zones of their own disciplinary approaches to the topic. The authors seek to achieve this aim by structuring the contributions around four dimensions federalism studies:

• the development and design of federal institutions;

• federalism and democratic participation, representation and accountability;

• federalism and the accommodation of territorially-based ethnic, cultural and linguistic differences;

• federalism and public policy.

With a strong comparative framework, New Directions in Federalism Studies will be of interest to students and scholars of Federalism, Government, Regionalism, and Multi-level Governance. It will also offer insights of relevance to Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Nationalism, and West European Politics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages256
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780203865439
ISBN (Print)9780415548441, 9781138994416
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2010

Publication series

NameRoutledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science
PublisherRoutledge

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  • Taking stock during times of change

    Swenden, W. & Erk, J., 4 Jan 2010, New Directions in Federalism Studies. Erk, J. & Swenden, W. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 188-206 19 p. (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • The new wave of federalism studies

    Swenden, W. & Erk, J., 4 Jan 2010, New Directions in Federalism Studies. Erk, J. & Swenden, W. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 1-15 15 p. (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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