Comparative Federalism: The European Union and the United States in Comparative Perspective

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Comparative federalism is now an important topic, with scholarly work comparing the US and EU 'proliferating rapidly'. The present volume seeks to build on and contribute to this growing literature, by developing a systematic comparison of the institutions, policies and developmental patterns of the European Union and the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199291106
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/18/2007
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures     ix
List of Tables     x
Introduction   Anand Menon   Martin Schain     1
Conceptual Issues, Principles, and Approaches
The United States and the European Union: Comparing Two Sui Generis Systems   Alberta Sbragia     15
The Limits of Comparative Politics: International Relations in the European Union   Anand Menon     35
Developmental Perspectives
Constitutionalizing the Federal Vision?   Kalypso Nicolaidis     59
Eurofederalism: What Can European Union Learn From United States?   Theodore Lowi     93
Institutions and Processes
Federation, Confederation, and Mixed Government: A EU-US Comparison   Giandomenico Majone     121
Comparing Constitutional Change in the United States and the European Union   Paul Magnette     149
Federalism and Public Administration: The United States and the European Union   B. Guy Peters     177
The US Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice Compared   Martin Shapiro     195
Federalism and Democratization: The United States and European Union in Comparative Perspective   R. Daniel Kelemen     221
Understanding the European Parliament from a Federalist Perspective: The Legislatures of the United States andEuropean Union Compared   Amie Kreppel     245
Public Policies
The Politics of Central Banking in the United States and in the European Union   Nicolas Jabko     275
Fiscal Federalism in the United States and in the European Union   Mark Hallerberg     293
Agricultural Biotechnology: Representative Federalism and Regulatory Capacity in the United States and European Union   Adam Sheingate     311
Immigration Policy   Martin A. Schain     339
Index     365
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