Taking stock during times of change

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The preceding chapters give a snapshot of what we have labeled “the new wave of federalism studies”. In order to bring coherence into a volume that addresses various facets of federalism research, we introduced four major benchmarks in the introductory chapter, based on institutions, democracy, cleavages and public policy. First, we will briefly summarize the distinctive features of the new wave of federalism as they emerge from this volume and identify connections between the contributions and the benchmarks that have guided this volume. Next, we will move up the ladder of abstraction and search for patterns of commonality between all or at least most contributions to this volume, irrespective of the theme which they address. Finally, we predict that developments within the discipline and in the real world are likely to consolidate the supply of federalism and of federalism studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Directions in Federalism Studies
EditorsJan Erk, Wilfried Swenden
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780203865439
ISBN (Print)9780415548441, 9781138994416
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2010

Publication series

NameRoutledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science


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  • New Directions in Federalism Studies

    Erk, J. (ed.) & Swenden, W. (ed.), 4 Jan 2010, 1st ed. London: Routledge. 256 p. (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science)

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  • 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).

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