Designing Federalism: A Theory of Self-Sustainable Federal Institutions / Edition 1

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Overview

The design of federal states from Russia and the Ukraine to Canada and the European Union typically develops from a false set of assumptions regarding the institutional building blocks of such a state. Rather than any carefully delineated allocation of policy jurisdictions, the authors argue that a number of institutional variables, not normally associated with federal design, can be critical in determining federal success. (The variables are the content of regional charters and the extent to which public offices are filled by election rather than appointment.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521016483
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Federations and the Theoretical Problem 1
2 Federal Bargaining 42
3 Two Cases of Uninstitutionalized Bargaining 76
4 Representation 111
5 Incentives 142
6 Political Parties in a Federal State 177
7 Institutional Sources of Federal Stability I 226
8 Institutional Sources of Federal Stability II 259
9 Designing Federalism 299
References 337
Name Index 367
Subject Index 374
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