Rethinking Federalism: Citizens, Markets and Governments in a Changing World

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From a conference in Toronto, where federalism is hotly debated, scholars from various disciplines discuss its relevance in the contemporary world and assess its strengths and weaknesses. The 21 papers cover citizenship, identity, federal societies, economics, law, and politics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774805001
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Pages: 356

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Rethinking Federalism in a Changing World 3
2 Constitutional Government and the Two Faces of Ethnicity: Federalism Is Not Enough 15
3 Identification in Transnational Political Communities 40
4 The New Pluralism: Regionalism, Ethnicity, and Language in Western Europe 59
5 The Federal Experience in Yugoslavia 75
6 Questions of Citizenship after the Breakup of the USSR 87
7 Citizenship Claims: Routes to Representation in a Federal System 99
8 The Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and Renewal of the Federation 119
9 Is Federalism the Future? An Economic Perspective 135
10 Economic Federalism and the European Union 154
11 Governing European Union: From Pre-Federal to Federal Economic Integration? 166
12 Central Asia: From Administrative Command Integration to Commonwealth of Independent States 183
13 American Federalism: An Economic Perspective 196
14 New Wine in Old Bottles? Federalism and Nation States in the Twenty-First Century: A Conceptual Overview 203
15 Federalism and the Nation State: What Can Be Learned from the American Experience? 224
16 Canada and the United States: Lessons from the North American Experience 250
17 Federalism, Democracy, and Regulatory Reform: A Skeptical View of the Case for Decentralization 273
18 Federalism, the Charter, and the Courts: Rethinking Constitutional Dialogue in Canada 294
19 Central and Eastern European Federations: Communist Theory and Practice 316
20 Disintegration of the Soviet 'Federation' and the 'Federalization' of Ukraine 328
21 Multinationalism and the Federal Idea: A Synopsis 341
Contributors 347
Index 351
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