Comparative Federalism in the Devolution Era

Overview

The decline of statism as the world's dominant ideology has ignited a fierce debate over the evolving shape and power of federalism in global society. The popular demand for devolution has shifted the locus of power from national government to smaller regional units and heralded the reconceptualization of international law away from the idea of sovereignty, toward one of jurisdiction. This timely set of essays studies the impact wrought by these centrifugal forces across Europe, Africa, and the Americas, and ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$110.85
BN.com price
(Save 4%)$115.50 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $108.90   
  • New (2) from $108.90   
Sending request ...

Overview

The decline of statism as the world's dominant ideology has ignited a fierce debate over the evolving shape and power of federalism in global society. The popular demand for devolution has shifted the locus of power from national government to smaller regional units and heralded the reconceptualization of international law away from the idea of sovereignty, toward one of jurisdiction. This timely set of essays studies the impact wrought by these centrifugal forces across Europe, Africa, and the Americas, and analyzes the latest movements for constitutional change, self-determination, and separation. Comparative Federalism in the Devolution Era offers political scientists and legal scholars a new perspective on the diverse nature and exercise of postmodern federalism, and the continuing struggle between differing views of the national-local relationship.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739102763
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Colman McCabe is Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 "Our Federalism," Not Theirs: Judicial Comparative Federalism in the U.S. Chapter 2 The State System + Globalization (Economic Plus Human Rights) = Federalism (State Federations Plus Regional Considerations) Chapter 3 Self-Determination, Autonomy, and State Secession in Federal, Constitutional, and International Law Chapter 4 Creating a Metropolitan Tier of Government in Federal Systems: Getting "There" From "Here" in Mexico City and in Other Latin American Megacities Chapter 5 Comparative Subnational Constitutional Law: South Africa's Provincial Constitutional Experiments Chapter 6 After Communism: Devolution in Central and Eastern Europe Chapter 7 Creating Federalism in Russia Chapter 8 Constitutional Change in the United Kingdom: New Model or Mere Respray? Chapter 9 Financial Federalism with an Accent Chapter 10 Devolution and the Paradox of Democratic Unresponsiveness Chapter 11 Travelling the Road to Rambouillet: Is the Imposition of Federalism in Kosovo Pragmatic Foreign Policy or Unwise Meddling? Chapter 12 A Post-Conference Reflection on Federalism, Toleration, and Human Rights Chapter 13 Federalism and Rights: A Neglected Relationship Chapter 14 Reflections on: "'Our Federalism,' Not Theirs"— A Rejoinder To Professor Neil McCabe

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)