Federalism and the New World Order

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Papers from a March 1993 conference, including one authored by Mikhail S. Gorbachev, explore the transformations occurring in Europe, India, Australia, and Canada as federalism is forced to adapt to global economic change, ethnic and religious nationalism, human rights issues, and environmental degradation. Topics include the challenge of new social movements, Russian experiences with federalism, India's domestic and foreign policy, lessons from Canada and Quebec, and the EC as a supranational state in the making. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781895176568
  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Pages: 290
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
On New Federalism 3
The Future of Federalism 9
The Challenge of New Politics and New Social Movements to the Future of Federalism 17
The Nation and the Future of Federalism 43
Federalism: Russian Realities and Historical Experience 57
Commentary: States and Nations 71
Federalism and the Siamese Twins: Diversity and Entropy in India's Domestic and Foreign Policy 79
The Failure of Federalism: Yugoslavia 99
The Future of Federalism: Lessons from Canada and Quebec 113
Commentary: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Federalism 133
Federalism and the Environment: With Australia as a Case Study 141
Ghosts of Federalism in the Soviet Successor States 165
Aboriginal Self-Government and Treaties: A Discussion 183
Commentary: Beyond Gloom and Doom - Federalism, Citizenship, and Political Change 197
The European Community: Is it a Supranational State in the Making? 215
Federalism and the Postsocialist Experience of Eastern Central Europe 239
The Transformation of the Central and Eastern European Economies 251
Commentary: Whither Europe? Or, is There Life After the Bipolar World 275
Notes on Contributors 281
Index 287
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