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Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism

Edited by: John Loughlin , John Kincaid , Wilfried Swenden

Print publication date:  May  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415566216
eBook ISBN: 9780203395974
Adobe ISBN: 9781136727627

10.4324/9780203395974
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Almost all states are either federal or regionalized in some sense. It is difficult to find a state that is entirely unitary and the Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism necessarily takes in almost the entire world. Both federalism and regionalism have been subjects of a vast academic literature mainly from political science but sometimes also from history, economics, and geography. This cutting edge examination seeks to evaluate the two types of state organization from the perspective of political science producing a work that is analytical rather than simply descriptive.

The Handbook presents some of the latest theoretical reflections on regionalism and federalism and then moves on to discuss cases of both regionalism and federalism in key countries chosen from the world’s macro-regions. Assembling this wide range of case studies allows the book to present a general picture of current trends in territorial governance. The final chapters then examine failed federations such as Czechoslovakia and examples of transnational regionalism - the EU, NAFTA and the African Union.

Covering evolving forms of federalism and regionalism in all parts of the world and featuring a comprehensive range of case studies by leading international scholars this work will be an essential reference source for all students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and international relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Reconfiguring the nation-state Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Typologies of federalism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Plurinational federalism and political theory Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The penumbra of federalism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Territorial strategies for managing plurinational states  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Federalism, regionalism and the dynamics of party politics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Fiscal federalism and the political economy of territorial finance Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Federalism and public policy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The ‘new regionalism’ and the politics of the regional question Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Economic regionalism in federal and hybrid systems of government Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The United States of America Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Canada Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Belgian Federation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Germany Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Austria Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Switzerland Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Russia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Spain Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Italy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Sweden Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Devolution in the United Kingdom Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Poland Download PDF
Chapter  24:  France Download PDF
Chapter  25:  India Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Assessing hybridity in the People’s Republic of China Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Australia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Nigeria Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Federalism in Ethiopia Download PDF
Chapter  31:  South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Tensions between centralization and decentralization in the Argentine federation Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Lebanon Download PDF
Chapter  36:  ‘Federalizing the federation’ Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Czechoslovakia Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Federalism and the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The North American Free Trade Agreement Download PDF
Chapter  40:  African Union Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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